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Rhymes for the Times: Literacy Strategies through Social Studies

ISBN: 9781425814670
David L. Harrison, Timothy Rasinski

Authored by Timothy Rasinski and David L. Harrison, this resource was developed in response to the need from teachers for good texts for teaching reading fluency within the content areas. Using poetry with students has many benefits including building word skills, improving fluency, and increasing comprehension. This resource integrates career and college readiness standards into lessons in a fun and engaging way. Each strategy includes:

  • Template lesson plan with overview of strategy's benefits and procedures
  • Template student page
  • Sample lesson plan for one of the actual poems
  • Sample poem
  • Sample student page(s)

The interesting and factual poems focused on the 50 states, United States history, and ancient civilizations combined with the engaging activities are sure to heighten student engagement as they build fluency.

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