Literacy experts Tim Rasinski, William Rupley, and William "Dee" Nichols share a teacher-friendly guide to designing powerful (and fun) phonics instruction and fluency practice. Innovative ideas are presented for performing poetry will motivate students to read and reread poems, building their word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. Word-study and vocabulary-building activities further enrich poetry explorations. Daily, three-day, and five-day teaching routines make it easy to weave the reading and performance of poetry into your regular reading curriculum. The books includes dozens of model poems help you get started right away!
Word Whoppers are a great way for isolating words within a display text. A word whopper can be made by simply taking a half sheet of card stock (5.5-inches by 8.5-inches) and cutting a horizontal window in the center. Then attach a card stock handle to the sheet so that it can be held up to the chart. With a Word Whopper, a teacher or students can isolate words from a text to focus attention on the word and also to challenge students to read the word with the surrounding context hidden!