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Nursery Rhymes. Rhymers are Readers Tony Stead, national literacy consultant for Mondo Publishing. In 1945, average elementary student had a vocabulary of 10,000 words. Today (2010), children have a vocabulary of 2500 words. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Nursery Rhymes

  • Rhymers are ReadersTony Stead, national literacy consultant for Mondo Publishing.In 1945, average elementary student had a vocabulary of 10,000 words.Today (2010), children have a vocabulary of 2500 words.Listening comprehension precedes reading comprehension. For a child to understand what they are reading, they have to be able to hear the language first.Rhyme is important in developing phonemic awareness in children.

  • Rhymers are ReadersWhy Rhymes Are ImportantLanguage DevelopmentHear the sounds vowels and consonants makePractice pitch, volume ad voice inflectionVocabulary development

    Cognitive DevelopmentPatterns of rhymes make them easy to recite and memorizeStory patterns: Beginning, middle & endSequencingNumbers, counting, and other math concepts

  • Rhymers are ReadersWhy Rhymes Are ImportantPhysical DevelopmentDevelop mouth and tongue musclesReciting with movement actions, improve coordination

    Social/Emotional DevelopmentSense of humorUnderstand emotions Allows children to express themselves

  • Ways to Include Nursery Rhymes in the CurriculumUnit: Develop a unit incorporating a group of nursery rhymes.Nursery Rhyme of the Week Add to current curriculum topicsInclude in morning messageCreate a center

  • Planning a Nursery Rhyme CurriculumSeptember:1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive(Letter Ff)Rock A Bye Baby (Baby Moses)

    October:Rub a Dub Dub (Columbus Day)Little Miss Muffet (Spiders)

    November:Sing a Song of Sixpence (Birds)Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe(Old Lady and Coins)

  • January:Wee Willie Winkie (Pajama Day)Three Little Kittens (Winter/Mittens)

    February:Queen of HeartsHey, Diddle, Diddle

    March:Mary Had a Little LambLittle Bo Peep

    April/May:Old King ColeMuffin Man

  • Teacher Resource BooksCut and Create Mother Goose by Kim RankinTeaching Math and Science with Nursery Rhymes by Amy DeCasro & Jennifer KernLiteracy Centers & Activities for Nursery Rhymes Vol. 1 PreK-1 & Vol. 2 by Teacher Created MaterialsFollow the Directions Art: Nursery Rhymes by Deborah SchecterMother Goose Math by Deborah SchecterTeaching Tunes: Favorite Songs by Dr. Jean FeldmanOnce Upon a Nursery Rhyme Prek-K Mailbox BooksEverything Nursery Rhymes Pre-K Mailbox BooksBeginning Counting with Mother Goose by JoEllen MooreLiterature Pockets: Nursery Rhymes by JoEllen Moore

  • References"Rhymers Are Readers: The Importance of Nursery Rhymes." KBYU Eleven, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2012. ."Why Nursery Rhymes?." The Kids at Our House - Danny & Kim Adlerman. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2012. .Clip Art:DJ Inkers