I have really come to enjoy teaching phonemic awareness. It provides such an opportunity to be silly with the kids! Since I primarily teach reading in small groups, phonemic awareness is a quick part of our daily routine. For the past few years I have really been into the fractured nursery rhymes (is that what you would call them?) They are poems that go to the tune of the nursery rhyme but may have some different verses.
My firsties think they are so funny!! And are always asking for more. I even try to get them to make up new ones as a group.
I use these rhymes in so many different ways depending on what they group needs. It may be rhyming or maybe onset/rime or maybe segmenting sounds. But I use these rhymes as the tool to hit any of those skills.
These are some of my favorite nursery rhyme books right now.
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