Do you make books with your class? Class made books are so popular with the students! They will be read again and again since they are the authors and illustrators. They value these books and will choose them over and over again to read.
We have been doing The Little Red Hen and I found this wonderful poem to go with it.
The last line of this poem is “A hen can’t ________________ like you”. We choral read and echo read this poem over and over. Then we moved to rebuilding the poem in the pocket chart. I scramble the lines and the students must read to find out which line must go next in the poem now that we have read it so many times that they have it partially memorized. It is important to build up their memory skills. A lot of my struggling readers have trouble with this skill, so I like to build in memory work all that I can.