Using Nursery Rhymes to teach Sight Words

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  1. jarcherry

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    Does anyone use nursery rhymes to teach sight words (like text marking all of the "the" words in the poem Hey Diddle Diddle, THE cat and THE fiddle, THE cow jumped over THE moon...)? I need a list of what poems have a high frequency of specific sight words. Anyone have anything like that to share?
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    I never used the nursery rhymes but one of my friend used the following rhymes for his kids

    1. I am little teapot
    2. Itsy Bitsy Spider
    3. Wee Willie Winkie
     
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    I am a big fan of Heidi Songs since her alphabet videos worked so well for my students. Now that everyone but one student has mastered at least 46/52 upper and lower case letters we are focusing more on blending and reading sight words (our curriculum called for introducing them after the student knew only a few letters so even as we just finished the alphabet we already have taught 14 sight words) and my students weren't keeping up with the pace that the curriculum was introducing them so I supplemented with these fun short little songs and it is really helping.
     
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    What a great idea! These lessons begin with accessing students' prior knowledge, use literature in the lesson, use rhyme and rhythm, spark their curiosity, and they're just plain fun! Nursery rhyme language is so rich, too, it's the equivalent of an upper elementary use of poetry. I'm even envisioning applications for nursery rhyme use in math (Wee Willie Winkie at nighttime), STEM (Humpty Dumpty), the names of animal babies (Mary Had a Little Lamb), etc. For upper grades--unusual plurals (Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep), STEM (Jack jumped over the candlestick) and (Humpty Dumpty again, including putting Humpty together again with the fairy's magic glue), and so on!
     
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    Scholastic used to have a great set of sentence strips for nursery rhymes. It came with little covers to block out repetitive words that you wanted students to pick up. I haven't seen this set in a long time, but it was fabulous.
     
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    Hickory Dickory Dock
    Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Little Miss Muffet
    Rock a Bye Baby
    I am little teapot
     

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