From the Back Cover
This book shows elementary teachers how and why to use phonogram poems to teach phonics. It includes many sample poems for the most common rimes in children's reading. An intro chapter shows why the onset/rime (phonogram) approach is important to teaching phonics. Chapters with original poems and other texts for the 40 or so most common rimes in children's reading are also included. Approximately 100 poems are included in this book, and there is also information on extending the use of the poems into other activities and texts. Practicing elementary teachers in grades K-3, and parents who are creating reading programs for their children at home.