Colorful poem about a gingerbread boy that says he's faster than everyone in town. This poem has several words that have ou and ow in them to reinforce phoneme /ow/. Also this poem has many words that are contractions for students to practice. A word sort activity is included so students can practice sorting ou and ow words independently. This can be a great literacy center activity. For more poems that reinforce and teach phonic skills please see my store. I hope you enjoy this festive phonics activity!