Maxx Poems E-Book is a compilation of 79 imaginative poems, written in a carefully sequenced phonetic manner providing the student with practice with every phoneme, syllable type and linguistic structure, thus enhancing the student's enjoyment and skills. Additionally, MAXX is a perfect tool for fluency drills and read-alouds for children in grades 1-5.
Maxx effectively supplements any language-structured material, such as any Orton-Gillingham-based programs. Created with extensive attention to the language needs of the young reader, Maxx follows the prescribed recommendations of all NRP (National Reading Panel) research, indicating that direct, sequential instruction of language benefits all early readers and is particularly essential to the struggling reader. Secondly, because it is poetry, its short, precise and fun-filled content is perfect for fluency drills, another important practice for the at-risk reader.
I used some of the higher level poems to teach a concept and practice fluency. It was short and sweet. My student liked the poems and wanted to read them again the next day. The language of the lower level poems seem less natural.