What better gift to give students than engaging rhymes to read while building literacy skills? This first-grade classroom resource will enhance students' mastery of phonological awareness, phonics skills, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing while purposefully playing with rhymes! Each of the fifteen lessons offered in this classroom resource includes a traditional or original rhyme, six outlined activities, a list of standards and materials, and student reproducibles. Aligned to TESOL, WIDA, Common Core, and other state standards, poetic language activities include rhyming riddles, word sorts, writing connections, reader's theater, and more. Watch your students light up as they recite the rhymes and complete standards-based, hands-on activities in this book.