I stumbled upon this free, printable Nursery Rhyme A Week Instructional guide and it reminded me of when I did a Poem of the Week in my 4th grade classroom. So I decided to print a few and give it a try with B.
With each poem they’ve included rhyming picture cards, rhyming riddles, and lesson plans. B isn’t ready for most of the skills that the lesson plans target so I decided we’d just have fun reading them everyday and B could keep adding to his own nursery rhyme book.
When we read them, I point to each word in hopes that after he has memorized them he will also start pointing to the each word and make some beginning reader connections.
To be honest, I didn’t think he’d really like some of the nursery rhymes (like the two shown above) but I was wrong! He LOVES to print a new rhyme every week and put it in his “special reading book”. He asks me to read them with him over and over again and I often hear him singing the rhymes on his own.
I think this is a great resource to use in whatever way that works for you and I just wanted to pass it on and tell you a little bit about how we are using it.