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Alphabet Recognition Poems

These poems were designed to help children learn the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.  I tried to visualize what the letter would look like to children and then created a cute little rhyme that contained the letter name within the poem to cue the correct response.  Establishing the visual cue first, I then emphasized the auditory cue to elicit the correct letter name.  For example:   Upper case A looks like a house and the girl that lives in the house is Amy. Red symbolizes the visual representation and blue signifies the auditory cues for each letter.  When you ask the child the name of the letter, if the child can't recall the name remind the child of the auditory cue so that the child can retrieve the name of the letter from the cue.

A

Amy’s alien has an A frame house

That she shares with a space mouse.

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a

Amy’s alien’s flying saucer

Landed by a metal pole

Amy’s alien climbed

Out of a bottom hole.

B

Bobby built a snowman one cold day

Be careful it’s beginning to melt away.

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b

Bobby  plays baseball

First comes the wood bat

Then the round ball

Now Bobby slugs a home run

Over the gray stone wall.

C

Cody sees that his cookie

Has a gigantic lost bite

Where did that piece go

That’s missing on the right?

"See see see what you did

To my sugar cookie, kid!"

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c

Cody sees that his cookie

Has a gigantic lost bite

Where did that piece go

That’s missing on the right?

"See see see  what you did

To my sugar cookie, kid!"

D

Dino ate half a chocolate cake

That his mom worked hard to bake.

"Why did you eat cake, Dino without asking me?"

"Because the cake smelled so delicious, mummy!"

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d

Dino dunks donuts!

First imagine the donut,

Second the donut dunker,

And then Dino goes kerplunker!

E

Eve opens the window at night

To see the stars shining bright.

Eve stares at the dark evening sky

As Eve gazes the clouds drift by.

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e

Eve has one evil eye

Eve even gives a wink

As Eve goes strolling by.

F

Felix holds in his left hand a flag.

Felix waves to the left with a zigzag.

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f

Felix needs a left handed walking cane,

As Felix strolls the left side of the lane.

G

Gina takes her doll Jean for a ride

In a carriage by the sunny seaside.

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g

Gina's snake lives by a round bush

Gina's snake slithers and slides on her tush.

H

Happy has allergies all the time.

He sneezes "ah (say h-choo) choo" during the daytime.

Happy lies in his bunk to blow his "ah (say h-choo) choo" nose

Then he goes and changes his booger clothes.

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h

Happy has allergies all the time

He sneezes ah (say h-choo) choo during the daytime

Happy sits on a chair to blow his "ah (say h-choo) choo" nose

Then he goes and changes his booger clothes.

I

Ida has a table so she can make

Ice shapes so they won’t break.

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i

Ida stretched up tall and straight

Ida threw an ice ball at her classmate.

J

JayJay’s feet jump noon and night

JayJay jumps to the left, never to the right.

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j

JayJay threw a ball up high

JayJay’s ball hit a dragonfly.

K

Katie kicks one foot very high

Almost reaching to the sky.

One foot stays on the ground

As Katie twirls round and round.

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k

Katie kicks one foot very high

Almost reaching to the sky.

One foot stays on the ground

As Katie twirls round and round.

L

Lolly's elf climbs the wall

Carefully so Lolly's elf won’t fall.

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l

Lolly's elf lives under a tall post

Lolly's elf moved in from the west coast.

M

Emma and Monster went up the steep mountainside

Emma’s and Monster's canteen was empty, Emma cried.

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m

Emma and Monster went up the steep mountainside

Emma’s and Monster's canteen was empty, Emma cried.

N

Neat Nick open the gate

Neat Nick enter, don’t wait.

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n

Neat Nick open the door

Neat Nick enter senor.

O

Oprah opens her mouth wide

Forming an o from side to side.

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o

Oprah opens her mouth wide

Forming an o from side to side.

P

Peter pigs out on pickles to eat

First long and sour, then round and sweet.

Peter eats pickles hour after hour

Now Peter has more pickle power.

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p

Peter pigs out on green pickles to eat

First long and sour then round and sweet.

Peter eats pickles hour after hour

Now Peter has more pickle power.

Q

Cute ponytail in the back of Queenie's head

Cute ponytail tied with a ribbon of red.

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q

Cute ponytail on the side of Queenie's head

Cute ponytail tied with a ribbon of red.

R

Rudolph are you ready for the race?

Rudolph are you ready for the pace?

Two feet firmly on the ground in place

Rudolph's head is in cyberspace .

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r

Rudolph are you ready for the race?

Rudolph are you set for the pace?

Straight down, back up and right

Rudolph, stop at the flashing red light.

S

Sis has Esther a pet rattlesnake

Esther rests by the edge of the lake.

Esther curves to the left and right

Six feet long, black and white.

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s

Sis has Esther a pet rattlesnake

Esther rests by the edge of the lake.

Esther curves to the left and right

Six feet long, black and white.

T

Tina has a teeny shelf on the wall

Tina displays teacups big and small.

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t

Tina has a teeny weenie table

Tina uses for a teeny worktable.

U

Uni's unicorn, digs a huge hole

Now Uni's unicorn, has a secret peephole.

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u

Uni's unicorn, digs a huge hole

Now Uni's unicorn, has a secret peephole.

V

Vito and Val constantly moan and groan

When ice cream drips out Vito’s and Val's cone.

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v

Vito and Val constantly moan and groan

When ice cream drips out Vito’s and Val's cone.

W

Wendy told the black bat

While having a friendly chat

Hanging upside down you’re small

Double you in size you’re really tall.

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w

Wendy told the black bat

While having a friendly chat

Hanging upside down you’re small

Double you in size you’re really tall.

X

Xavier exclaims, "X marks the special spot!"

Xavier exclaims, "X marks the treasure got!"

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x

Xavier exclaims, "X marks the special spot!"

Xavier exclaims, "X marks the treasure got!"

Y

Yuppie asks, "Why does this tree have only two branches?"

Yuppie answers, "Why, because of the storms and avalanches?"

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y

Yuppie asks, "Why is that branch on the ground?"

"Why did the wind blow it around?"

Z

Zena and her zebra saw lightning in the sky

Zena and her zebra began to scream and cry!

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z

Zena and her zebra saw lightning in the sky

Zena and her zebra began to scream and cry!