Table of Contents
Fifty Ways to Use Poems
Poetry Links to Phonics Lessons
Sample Poems
Sing a Song of Poetry (Grade 1)
Table of Contents
    Introduction 1-2
    Values and Goals of Poetry in First Grade Classrooms

    The Elements of Poetry 3
    Figurative Language
    Language Patterns
    Sensory Images

    Selecting Poetry for Young Children 7

    Planning for Teaching Opportunities When Revisiting a Text 9-10
    Word Analysis Teaching Opportunities When Revisiting Poetry

    Tools for Using Poetry 12
    Instructional Contexts for Poetry 13-15
    Interactive Read-Aloud
    Shared Reading
    Choral Reading and Performance
    Independent Reading
    Writing Poetry

    Types of Poetry 16-21
    Nursery Rhymes
    Rhymed Verse
    Free Verse (Unrhymed)
    Word Play
    Humorous Verse
    Action Songs and Poems
    Concept Poems

    Fifty Ways to Use Poems—Plus! 23

    Poetry Links to Phonics Lessons 28

    Poems 31-282
      1, 2, 3
    A A-hunting We Will Go
    Alice the Camel
    Alice, Where Are You Going?
    All by Myself
    The Alphabet Song
    The Ants Go Marching
    Apples and Bananas
    Apples, Peaches
    Are You Sleeping?
    Aunt Maria
    Auntie, Will Your Dog Bite?
    Away Down East, Away Down West
    B Baby Bumblebee
    Baby Rhinoceros
    Ball-bouncing Rhymes
    Banbury Cross
    Bat, Bat
    Bears Eat Honey
    Betty Botter
    A Bicycle Built for Two
    The Big Black Bug
    A Birthday Song
    The Boy in the Barn
    Bunch of Blue Ribbons
    C Can You Can?
    Can You Wash Your Father's Shirt?
    Cap, Mittens, Shoes, and Socks
    Catalina Magnalina
    Choo-choo Train
    The Clever Hen
    The Clock
    A Cloud
    Coffee and Tea
    Counting Polar Bears
    D Did You Feed My Cow?
    Dig a Little Hole
    Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
    The Donkey
    Down on the Farm
    E The Elephant Who Jumped a Fence
    Engine, Engine, Number Nine
    F "Fire! Fire!" Cried Mrs. McGuire!
    Five Bananas
    Five Enormous Dinosaurs
    Five Fat Peas
    Five Little Chickadees
    Five Little Firefighters
    Five Little Froggies
    Five Little Leaves
    Five Little Mice
    Five Little Sparrows
    Five Little Speckled Frogs
    Four Seasons
    Fresh Fried Fish
    G Giddyup, Horsie
    The Gingerbread Man
    Go 'Round and 'Round the Village
    Going to the Fair
    Good Morning, Mrs. Hen
    Good Morning Song
    The Grand Old Duke of York
    H Handy Pandy
    Hanky Panky
    Hark, Hark!
    Here We Go
    Hey Diddle Diddle
    Hey Diddle Dout
    Hickory, Dickory, Dare
    Hickory, Dickory, Dean
    Hickory, Dickory, Dock
    Hippity-hop to the Candy Shop
    A Horse and a Flea and Three Blind Mice
    Horsie, Horsie
    How Much Dew?
    I I Don't Suppose
    I Had a Little Brother
    I Had a Little Rooster
    I Had a Loose Tooth
    I Have a Little Cough
    I Have Two Eyes
    I Know a Little Puppy
    I Know Something
    I Love the Mountains
    I Never Had a Dog That Could Talk
    I Saw a Saw
    I Saw Three Ships
    I Scream
    I Went Downtown
    I Would If I Could
    If I Had a Donkey
    If You're Happy and You Know It
    I'm a Little Teapot
    It's Raining
    The Itsy, Bitsy Spider
    I've Got a Dog as Thin as a Rail
    J Jack Be Nimble
    Jack Sprat
    Johnny Appleseed
    K Knock, Knock
    L Ladies and Gentlemen
    The Lady and the Crocodile
    The Lady With the Alligator Purse
    Lavender's Blue
    The Lion and the Unicorn
    Listen to the Tree Bear
    Little Betty Blue
    Little Bird
    Little Blue Ben
    Little Bo-Peep
    Little Boy Blue
    The Little Green Frog
    Little Mousie
    Little Nancy Etticoat
    Little Peter Rabbit
    The Little Plant
    Little Pup, Little Pup
    Little Raindrops
    Little Robin Redbreast
    Little Sally Waters
    Little Silver Airplane
    Little White Rabbit
    London Bridge
    M The Man in the Moon
    Mary Ann, Mary Ann
    Mary Had a Little Lamb
    Mary Wore Her Red Dress
    Mary's Canary
    Merrily We Roll Along
    Mistress Mary
    Monday Morning
    Moon, Moon
    The Moon Shines Bright
    The More We Get Together
    Mouse in a Hole
    My Apple
    My Aunt Jane
    My Big Balloon
    My Bike
    My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
    My Favorite Toys
    My Hat, It Has Three Corners
    My Love for You
    N Night, Knight
    Nut Tree
    O Oats, Peas, Beans
    Old Dan Tucker
    The Old Gray Cat
    Old King Cole
    Old MacDonald Had a Farm
    The Old Man and the Cow
    Old Mother Hubbard
    The Old Woman
    On Saturday Night
    On Top of Spaghetti
    One Finger, One Thumb, Keep Moving
    One for the Money
    One for Sorrow
    One Man Went to Mow
    One Misty, Moisty Morning
    One, Two, How Do You Do?
    One, Two, Three, Four, Five
    Over in the Meadow
    P Papa's Glasses
    Peanut Butter and Jelly
    Pease Porridge Hot
    Peter Piper
    Polly, Put the Kettle On
    Polly Wolly Doodle
    Pop! Goes the Weasel
    Pumpkin Orange
    The Pussycat and the Queen
    Q The Queen of Hearts
    R Roosters Crow
    'Round and 'Round
    S Sam, Sam, the Butcher Man
    Say and Touch
    She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
    Shoo Fly
    Sing a Song of Sixpence
    Sing, Sing
    Sippity Sup
    Six Little Ducks
    Six Little Snowmen
    Sleep, Baby, Sleep!
    Slip on Your Raincoat
    Slowly, Slowly
    The Smile Song
    A Snail
    Snow, Snow, Fly Away
    Soda Bread
    The Squirrel
    Star Light, Star Bright
    Stretch Up High
    A Sunshiny Shower
    Swim Little Fishie
    Swim, Swan, Swim
    T Ten Fat Sausages
    Thank You
    There Are Seven Days
    There Once Was a Sow
    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
    There Was an Old Man of Peru
    There Was an Old Person of Ware
    There's a Hole in the Middle of the Sea
    There's Music in a Hammer
    Thirty Days Has September
    This Little Hand
    This Old Man
    Three Elephants
    Three Jolly Gentlemen
    Three Little Bugs
    Three Wise Men of Gotham
    A Tiny Seed
    To Bed, To Bed
    Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
    Tommy Snooks
    Traffic Safety
    Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee
    Twenty White Horses
    Two Cats of Kilkenny
    Two Crows
    Two Little Dogs
    U Up in the Green Orchard
    V The Vowel Song
    V Way Down South
    What Animals Say
    What Do You See?
    What's Your Name?
    Where Do You Wear Your Ears?
    Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
    Whose Little Pigs
    Wibbleton to Wobbleton
    Wiggly Woo
    Willy Boy, Willy Boy
    A Wise Old Owl
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