When it's ABC Rhyme Time, I play the theme song and we all go to the carpet. In our big book we find poems for all the letter sounds we are learning in our phonics lesson. The poem is read the first time to listen for the sound. For example, in Robot Robot we would listen for the "R"/ "rocket" sound. We read through the poem the second time and students listen for the "rocket" sound. When they hear it they are instructed to say a specific word that starts with that sound, like "radical".