Well, I got an idea the other day that I just could not wait to start on and put into use. I am working with little people in kindergarten, and if you have worked with kinders before, you know there is a WIDE range of reading skills even at this young age. We have kiddos who are well on their way reading at a mid second grade level, but we have some who are still working on some letters and sounds. Concept of Word (COW) poems can serve all which we can not say about every piece of curriculum we use. So how is it that these poems naturally differentiate? Well, read on, and I’ll give you a few ideas that might help.
THE STAGES OF COW
USING COW POEMS FOR MORE THAN COW INSTRUCTION
With each poem, there are full page “posters” of each book page so that you can project it or print it for small groups. The pictures help the student attach the phrases to something concrete. BUT, guess what? You can also READ the text if you are able. We can practice using picture clues, and students can use the books with their parents at home especially once the really can connect to the text. When the kids can “read” to mom and dad, it is a huge ego booster for sure.
Another great option is to consider the full year intervention mega bundle. It is currently on sale from $75 for 78 poems (800 pages) to $60. To learn more, click the image to the left. The mega bundle includes all three seasonal sets, the nursery rhymes edition, and the animals A to Z set giving you lots of thematic options.