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By Cool Teaching Stuff
Phonics and fun? This BIG phonics poetry pack includes dozens of rhyming phonics poems designed for targeted phonics instruction and fluency building. Phonics teaching doesn't have to be dry or boring! Let the power of poetry help you teach
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literature Circles, Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$15.00
512
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By Cool Teaching Stuff
Digraphs with silent letters (gn, kn, wr) are fun to teach with these four phonics poems! These short poems are embedded with the silent letter consonant digraphs (gn, kn, wr) to help target your phonics instruction. Silent Letter Digraphs
Subjects:
Poetry, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Minilessons
CCSS:
RF.2.3
$2.00
299
Digital Download PDF (0.51 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
R-controlled vowels are so much more fun to teach with short targeted poems! All of these phonics poems are strategically embedded with plenty of bossy r vocabulary words (ar, er, ir, or, ur) to help you target your phonics instruction. . . all
Subjects:
Poetry, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.2.10, RL.3.10, RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$8.00
368
Digital Download PDF (5.44 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
If you're teaching a poetry unit in grades 3-6, you need poems...lots and lots of exemplar poems! Need poems for teaching similes? Metaphors? Personification? How about haiku or narrative poems? From rhyming poetry to free verse, this anthology
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Test Prep, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.3.10, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.10, RL.6.5, RL.6.6...
$20.00
471
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By Cool Teaching Stuff
Long vowel digraphs are fun to teach with these 12 phonics poems embedded with the long vowel digraphs (ai, ay, ea, ee, oa, ow). You may also be interested in the little book for these phonics poems for use in guided reading groups:Digraph Poems
Subjects:
Poetry, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Minilessons
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$5.00
268
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Consonant digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh) are fun to teach with these 8 phonics poems embedded with consonant digraphs.You may also be interested in the little book version of this product for guided reading groups:Consonant Digraph Phonics Poetry Little
Subjects:
Poetry, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literature Circles, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, RF.3.4b
$3.00
238
Digital Download PDF (1.83 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Diphthongs are fun to teach with these six phonics poems! The diphthongs ow/ou and oi/oy are targeted in this phonics poetry pack: ow: Howieow: The Crowningou: The Grouchesoi: My Disappointed Brotheroi: My Worm is Not a Noisy Petoy: My Good
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literature Circles, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$2.00
146
Digital Download PDF (0.57 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Fairy tales are so much fun! These two fairy tale phonics poems about Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood target phonics skills and fluency. Included: -Phonics poem (Goldilocks): "The Lair for Bears" (ai/air)-Synonym Worksheet-Cloze
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Poetry
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$3.00
89
Digital Download PDF (0.53 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Y ending words are fun to teach! These six phonics poems are embedded with -y ending words that have either a long i or a long e vowel sound. Three of the phonics poems have a long i sound and three have a long e sound. Phonics poems included with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Poetry
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literature Circles, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$2.00
99
Digital Download PDF (0.60 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Writing Picture Prompts of wonderfully wacky & weird old photographs from the late 19th and early 20th century encourage even the most reluctant 3rd-6th grade writer. There are 25 pages of writing picture prompts that are perfect to use: in a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3, W.5.3b, W.6.3, W.6.3b, W.3.3b, W.4.3b
$5.00
91
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By Cool Teaching Stuff
Consonant blends are easy to teach with phonics poems! Rather than teach blends in isolation, short poems allow you to target phonics skills within the context of real reading! These 36 short phonics poems target 17 consonant blends! bl br cl cr
Subjects:
Poetry, Phonics, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$12.00
92
Digital Download PDF (7.16 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Metaphors are fun to teach with this NO-PREP 50 page picture pack of illustrated (kid friendly) metaphors. The metaphors are written in complete (and meaningful) sentences, so there is plenty of context and picture support. This resource also makes
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.5.4, L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5, L.5.5a
$5.00
132
Digital Download PDF (8.72 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
The Short Vowels Phonics Poetry little book is ideal for small guided reading groups. These 11 short vowel phonics poems target phonics, comprehension and fluency all in one!Making the short vowels little books is easy:1. Make two sided copies of
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$3.00
40
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Mood and tone are literary/poetic devices that can be confusing concepts. That's why it's helpful to have lots of mentor poems to really show students, rather than simply tell them what mood and tone is all about. Mood is the overall feeling the
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.3.10, RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RL.6.10
$5.00
42
Digital Download PDF (4.25 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Halloween poems can help you teach phonics skills such as consonant blends, consonant digraphs, silent letter consonant digraphs, long vowel digraphs (vowel teams). r-controlled (bossy r) vowels, diphthongs and more...(View the Preview above to see
Subjects:
Poetry, Halloween, Phonics
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.2.4, RL.2.10, RL.3.5, RL.3.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, RF.3.3, RF.3.4
$6.00
31
Digital Download PDF (5.22 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Compound Words are fun to teach with poems! This collection of poems embedded with compound words makes it fun and easy to teach these words in context, rather than in isolation! With 19 poems, there are many examples of the different forms of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, EBooks, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.2.4d
$8.00
38
Digital Download PDF (2.30 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Consonant digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh) are fun to teach with this little book of 8 phonics poems! Perfect to use in guided reading groups, these consonant digraph poems target phonics, comprehension and fluency all in one! Making the little books of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literature Circles, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$2.00
58
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
The Long Vowels Phonics Poetry (with silent e) little book is ideal for small guided reading groups. These 12 long vowel phonics poems target phonics, comprehension and fluency all in one!Making the long vowels (with silent e) little books is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3c, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a
$3.00
26
Digital Download PDF (0.43 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Consonant digraph /ph/ is easy to teach with his /ph/ digraph embedded poem, "My Elephant Ophelia" with language skill building worksheets!Included:ph consonant digraph poem, "My Elephant Ophelia"ph consonant digraph Reading/Language Skills
Subjects:
Poetry, Phonics, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Minilessons
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.3.3, RF.3.4b
$2.00
63
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Cool Teaching Stuff
Vowels (a, e, i, o, u) are fun to teach with these 23 phonics poems targeting short vowels and long vowels! If you liked these FREE phonics poems for vowels, you may also enjoy the full phonics poetry collection: 133 Phonics Poems for Teaching
Subjects:
Poetry, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, RF.3.4b
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my career as an elementary classroom teacher, primarily in grades 2-4, but for the better part of the last decade, I was a reading interventionist, teaching one-on-one and small groups of K-6 students on individualized learning plans. I've been around for some time, so I've taught reading using a wide variety of approaches and I like to think it's given me a broader perspective on literacy instruction. Like most teachers, I pull the best from every program I've used along the way, whether it's thematic teaching, whole language, phonics driven programmed instruction (ye old basal reader), analyzing running records for Reading Recovery, or using leveled books in Guided Reading groups. Although approaches vary, they have all have become part of my well-stocked teaching arsenal. Currently, I write literacy focused curriculum full-time from a quirky little beach town in North County San Diego.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I would describe my teaching style as creative, but highly targeted. I've always loved collecting vintage children's poetry and picture books, but I started writing short, skill targeted poetry because it allowed me to include all five components of reading within a very limited amount of instructional time. Poetry rocks!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Elementary literacy resource books published by Scholastic Professional Books. Phonics poems featured in the early literacy program, Sounds Make Words by Folens Publishers.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Colorado-Boulder (Go Buffs!)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm in my happy place at the beach with a kindle in one hand and a hot cup of coffee in the other. My husband and I are the parents of two incredible adult children and we became first-time grandparents in February 2021!. -Lorrie L. Birchall

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