Children love Sonja Dunn's ear-catching poems, and here are 200 of her best in one volume. This comprehensive anthology brings together virtually all of her most popular classroom chants plus tips for learning with playful rhymes, poems, raps, and songs.
Sonja uses the rhythm and rhyme of language as a springboard into learning through mime, drama, art, and music. From short chants to longer raps adapted from classic stories, learning has never been more fun or more effective. Designed for easy classroom use, the chants are organized around popular themes and provide unique opportunities for dynamic, active learning.
Individual chants are ideal as mini-lessons that revolve around important topics for kids--from amusing events in the lives of family and friends to unusual approaches to food, fantastic monsters, computers, and even outer space. The catchy beats and energy in these poems offer something for all students, regardless of language ability, age, or classroom structure.
These sometimes hilarious and often thought-provoking chants will encourage children to explore the magic of language in new and unusual ways.