Use the timeless appeal of nursery rhymes to foster a love of reading and develop important literacy skills. Standards-based lessons and activities help children build background knowledge, practice word-building and phonics skills, expand vocabulary, and use descriptive language. Lessons also introduce comprehension skills such as retelling, sequencing, exploring problems and solutions, and more. Includes hands-on manipulatives, graphic organizers, center ideas, and writing connections. 144 pages.