I have created more than 40 poems that are designed to give students extra word family practice and enhance fluency. Every poem emphasizes a different word family that is taught in second grade. In my classroom I give a different poem each week, we read the poem together as a class, students circle the desired word family throughout poem, read in partners, then put their poems in a binder, in their book bin, for independent reading. I have found great results with my struggling readers who gain confidence from reading the short passages, and my higher readers when it comes to their fluency.
The word families that are showcased are
ate ook ock ag est ix
old um end ong ing and
y ut uck ank ack ow
oy ight eet ive ill ank
ike ent aw an and ink
eep ame ind ar out ay
ice ish og all ick ash
If there are any word families that you would like to be added I would be glad to do so free of charge. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Common Core: RF.1.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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