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Young children (and older ones, too) love to build snowmen! You might use this poem to help your students learn to visualize. Read the poem together several times during the week. Have children sketch what they picture in their mind. Then make copies of the poem and place them in your poetry station. Students will enjoy rereading the poem and illustrating it to show what they visualize. They can take this poem home and read it over and over to their families to improve their oral reading fluency, too.

The Snowman

One day we built a snowman,
We built him out of snow;
You should have seen how fine he was,
All white from top to toe.

We poured some water over him,
To freeze his legs and ears;
And when we went indoors to bed,
We thought he’d last for years.

But, in the night a warmer kind
Of wind began to blow;
And Jack Frost cried and ran away,
And with him went the snow.

When we went out next morning
To bid our friend “Good Day”,
There wasn’t any snowman there…
He’d melted right away!

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