Table of Contents
Fifty Ways to Use Poems
Poetry Links to Phonics Lessons
Sample Poems
Sing a Song of Poetry (Grade K)
Table of Contents

    Introduction 1-3
    Values and Goals of Poetry in Kindergarten Classrooms

    The Elements of Poetry 4-7
    Figurative Language
    Language Patterns
    Sensory Images

    Important Areas of Learning for Kindergarten Children 8-9
    Phonological Awareness
    Letter Learning
    Concepts about Print

    Selecting Poetry for Young Children 11-12

    Planning for Teaching Opportunities When Revisiting a Text 13-15
    Word Analysis Teaching Opportunities When Revisiting Poetry

    Tools for Using Poetry 16

    Instructional Contexts for Poetry 17-18
    Interactive Read-Aloud
    Shared Reading
    Choral Reading and Performance
    Independent Reading
    Writing Poetry

    Types of Poetry 19-24
    Nursery Rhymes
    Rhymed Verse
    Free Verse (Unrhymed)
    Word Play
    Humorous Verse
    Action Songs and Poems
    Concept Poems

    Fifty Ways to Use Poems-Plus! 25-30

    Poetry Links to Phonics Lessons 31-32

    Poems 30-282
    A A-hunting We Will Go
    All by Myself
    The Alphabet Song
    The Ants Go Marching
    Apple Harvest
    Apples, Peaches
    Are You Sleeping?
    As I Was Going Along
    As I Was Walking
    B Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
    Baby Mice
    Baby Seeds
    The Beach
    The Bear Went Over the Mountain
    Big and Small
    Big Turkey
    Billy, Billy
    Blow, Wind, Blow
    Bouncing Ball
    C Cackle, Cackle, Mother Goose
    The Candle
    The Cat
    Catch Him, Crow
    Charlie Over the Ocean
    Chickery, Chickery, Cranny, Crow
    Chocolate Rhyme
    Clap Your Hands
    Cobbler, Cobbler
    Color Song
    Come and Listen
    Come, Butter, Come
    Cross Patch
    Cuckoo, Cuckoo
    D Dance a Merry Jig
    Dickory, Dickory, Dare!
    Did You Ever See a Lassie?
    Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling
    Diddlety, Diddlety, Dumpty
    A Diller, A Dollar
    Dormy, Dormy, Dormouse
    Down by the Station
    Downy Duck
    E The Elephant Goes Like This
    Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsey, and Bess
    Elsie Marley
    Every Morning at Eight O'Clock
    F The Farmer in the Dell
    Father, Mother, and Uncle John
    Five Fat Peas
    Five Fat Pumpkins
    Five Fingers on Each Hand
    Five Little Ducks
    Five Little Ducks Went in for a Swim
    Five Little Fingers
    Five Little Froggies
    Five Little Monkeys in a Tree
    Five Little Monkeys on the Bed
    Five Little Sausages
    Five Little Snowmen
    A Frog Sat on a Log
    Frosty Weather
    Fuzzy Wuzzy
    G Georgy Porgy
    Go In and Out the Window
    Go to Bed
    Go to Bed Early
    Gobble, Gobble, Gobble
    Good Morning
    Good Morning to You
    Grandpa Grig
    Gray Squirrel
    Great A
    H Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
    Hear the Lively Song
    Here Are My Ears
    Here Are My Eyes
    Here Is a Bunny
    Here Is a House
    Here Is the Sea
    Here We Go
    Hey Diddle Diddle
    Hiccup, Hiccup
    Hickety, Pickety
    Hickory, Dickory, Dock!
    Hickory, Dickory, Dore!
    Higglety, Pigglety, Pop!
    High and Low
    Hippity Hop
    Hokey Pokey
    Hot Cross Buns
    How Many Days?
    Humpty Dumpty
    I I Can Do It Myself
    I Clap My Hands
    I Clap My Hands to Make a Sound
    I Had a Loose Tooth
    I Have a Little Wagon
    I Love Chocolate
    I Measure Myself
    I Scream
    I Stand on Tiptoe
    I Wiggle
    If I Were a Bird
    If You're Happy and You Know It
    I'm a Choo-Choo Train
    I'm Dusty Bill
    I'm a Little Acorn Brown
    I'm a Little Teapot
    It's Raining
    The Itsy, Bitsy Spider
    J Jack and Jill
    Jack, Be Nimble
    Jack, Jack
    Jack Sprat
    Jerry Hall
    Johnny Taps With One Hammer
    Jumping Beans
    Jumping Joan
    L Ladybug! Ladybug!
    Lazy Mary
    Little Ball
    Little Bo-Peep
    A Little Doggie
    Little Fishes in a Brook
    Little Jack Horner
    Little Jack Sprat
    Little Miss Muffet
    Little Miss Tucket
    Little Mouse
    Little Paul Parrot
    Little Red Apple
    Little Robin Redbreast
    Little Snail
    Little Tommy Tucker
    Little White Rabbit
    London Bridge
    The Lost Shoe
    Lucy Locket
    M Make a Pancake
    The Man in the Moon
    Mary Ann, Mary Ann
    Mary Had a Little Lamb
    Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
    Mary Wore Her Red Dress
    Milkman, Milkman
    Mix a Pancake
    The Mocking Bird
    Muffin Man
    My Apple
    My Dog, Rags
    My Eyes Can See
    My Head
    My Little Sister
    O Old MacDonald Had a Farm
    Oliver Twist
    One for Sorrow
    One Potato, Two Potato
    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
    One, Two, Three, Four
    Open, Shut Them
    P Papa's Glasses
    A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track
    Pease Porridge Hot
    Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-eater
    Point to the Right
    Polly Put the Kettle On
    Pop! Goes the Weasel
    Puppies and Kittens
    Pussycat, Pussycat
    R Rain on the Rooftops
    Rain, Rain, Go Away
    Red, White, and Blue
    Ride a Cock-horse
    Ring Around the Rosie
    The Rooster
    Roses Are Red
    Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    S Sally, Go 'Round
    See-Saw, Marjorie Daw
    Sing, Sing
    Six Little Ducks
    Skip to My Lou
    Slippery Soap
    Snail, Snail
    Someone's Birthday
    Stop, Look, and Listen
    Stretching Fun
    T Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
    Ten Little Fingers
    There Once Was a Queen
    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
    There Was an Old Woman
    There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
    This Is the Way We Go to School
    This Is the Way We Wash Our Face
    This Little Piggy
    This Old Man
    Three Blind Mice
    Three Little Kittens
    Three Men in a Tub
    Time to Pick Up
    A Tisket, a Tasket
    To Market, to Market
    Tommy Snooks
    Tommy Thumbs
    Toys Away
    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
    Two, Four, Six, Eight
    Two Little Blackbirds
    Two Little Houses
    U Up in the North
    Up to the Ceiling
    W Wash Hands, Wash
    We Can
    Wee Willie Winkie
    What Animals Say
    What's the Weather?
    Wheels on the Bus
    When Ducks Get Up in the Morning
    Where Is Thumbkin?
    Who Is Wearing Red?
    Who Stole the Cookies?
    The Whole Duty of Children
    Whoops, Johnny
    Why Rabbits Jump
    Willaby, Wallaby, Woo
    The Wind
    Wind the Bobbin
    Window Watching
    Windshield Wiper
    Y Yankee Doodle
    Z Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
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