Long Vowel CVC-E Word Poems

    It is hard to believe that many kindergarten students are ready to read long vowels the last few months of the school year. Kindergarten students, and teachers, work so hard throughout the school year to get them to this point. 

    One way that I like to teach long vowels is by using poetry. We focus on one CVC-E word (long vowel) pattern, and we use poetry to reinforce that pattern. Here is a set of long vowel poems that I created for the end of kindergarten, or first grade students. These poems are basic enough for new readers, but they still provide a challenge. These poems are also filled with sight words! This is definitely a positive because new readers need to be exposed to as many sight words as possible. When we use these poems we will highlight the CVC-E word pattern that we are studying, and we will also look for rhyming words, punctuation, and context clues while we are reading the poems. These poems can be bound together to create a poetry notebook. You could also create a few of these poetry notebooks to use for your guided reading lessons!

    You can write these poems on chart paper, to use in your classroom, or you can get the printable poetry notebook form of the poems here!

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Crystal McGinnis

1 comment:

  1. Vowels are the backbone of English, shaping its sound and structure. They lend clarity and rhythm to speech, distinguishing words and conveying meaning. Without vowels, communication would falter, rendering language unintelligible. They form the nucleus of syllables, facilitating fluid pronunciation and comprehension. Vowels serve as the building blocks of words, allowing for endless combinations that enrich vocabulary and expression. Moreover, they play a crucial role in language acquisition and literacy, aiding in reading and writing proficiency. Ultimately, vowels are indispensable in English, embodying its essence and enabling effective communication.