Alphabet Formation Poems

Jul 31, 2014 | August, Giveaways, Reading, September, TpT in Action, Writing | 18 comments

We all have a reading wall  or some sort of corner that is the hub to our reading lessons.  My contains everything from alphabet charts, to blending cards, to our alphabet formation poems!

So let’s start by sharing my Reading Wall.
It includes all the elements of the lesson we are working on.
We start with the alphabet.  The green slips of paper you see are claps!  They are strategically placed to break up the alphabet in areas where kids commonly blend multiple letters into one.
So L-M-N-Clap!
I separate my green words (decodable words) and red words (sight words) with color coding all the time.  Green means go ahead and sound out and red means stop and think!  You will hear me say this all the time and I even color code my decodable books until about 3/4 of the way throughout the year just as extra support for the kids!
The area to the right of the this I change out with the lessons I am doing.  We do anchor charts on large construction paper often because it just fits there.  Anchor charts too can take over your room if you do one for everything.  Sorry I don’t have a better picture… the poster there is one I do for the beginning of the year just as a reminder what good listeners do but they get a lot more academic throughout the year!
And then below that is my Letter Writing Poems.  I looked long and hard to find a system that taught kids how to make the letters correctly that was fun, engaging, and affordable.  Long story short – I created my own!

These poems help your students learn to form the letters correctly with a fun little poem.  “Around the apple and down the worm – be very careful he may squirm.”

I also made some practice pages so your students get practice with the images as a cue.
And this is where the fun giveaway is!  Since I love sharing and making your lives easier… I thought it would be fun to give away a set of laminated poems & a classroom set of copies ready for you to use!  How cool is that!
That’s right… those could be yours… mailed directly to you ready to use!

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For more Alphabet things I love visit my Pinterest Board! Follow Simply Kinder’s board Alphabet for Kinder on Pinterest.


  1. Vicki knop

    This looks awesome!

  2. Tracy Ferguson-Heintz

    You did an amazing job of making your Reading wall fun, engaging, and thorough!! Love it!!

  3. Lori

    I LOVE your alphabet poems! These would be great for my ELL learners!! Thanks for all you do!

  4. Patricia Boda

    I love this ! This would be perfect for using in my Readiness Kindergarten classroom.

  5. Christine Habersham

    I love this as I teach Inclusion and not one of my students is able to write letters.

  6. Lynda Nguyen

    You letter writing poems are fantastic!

  7. etalbot2014

    how great! I would love these!

  8. Chantel Kelly

    Awesome. Thankso a lot.

  9. Amy Bowlin

    I would love to have the alphabet cards. I love your sight word wall also. I’m going to use your ideas for my classsroom. Fingers crossed to win!

  10. Beth Crawford

    Hi Jennifer! I’ll be teaching K again this year, after teaching 1st & 2nd for the past six years. Love so many of your ideas. Do you happen to recall where you purchased your biiiiig green pocket chart? And your alphabet chart? Thanks. Also, are the practice worksheets included in your poem pack? Thank you for your help.

  11. Donna Sever

    Help! I love your poems, I bought upper & lower case. I want to get the practice pages too but I can’t find them.

  12. Ally G

    I love your letter formation songs! I bought the lower case letter packet months ago. Is there an upper case letter packet to buy?

  13. Rose

    I love you reading wall. Great giveaway.

  14. Stephanie J

    Love your reading wall. Going to try to set up something similar this year. Thanks!!

  15. Jessica Banks

    This would be awesome. I don’t enter contest but these are a treasure !!!

  16. Donna Williams

    Wow! These poems and cue cards are great! I love how you’ve blended the formation poems with the cues for the letter sounds as well. I would love to win a set of these awesome prompts.

  17. Marla Hamela

    Loved your idea of color coding the sight words.


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