This packet uses familiar poems written for children. Many of today's children are unfamiliar with the old “Nursery Rhymes” or “Mother Goose” poems. There are other poems by familiar authors. There are 27 different poems, some short and some longer. They contain a rich vocabulary and are quick to read enabling students to practice fluency and decoding as well as develop vocabulary. Each poem is followed by a check off line where they have 3 people initial that they heard the poem the student is reading. For Reluctant Readers, poetry is a marvelous way to have them practice without overwhelming them with a book that they find intimidating. They can be used as homework or put into a literacy/fluency center for students to record as they read. Common Core puts more emphasis on poetry and its forms and these can be very useful for that as well. All poems chosen are in the public domain.