This "J" poem is ideal for a letter of the week theme. You can keep the poem displayed all week long and read it each day. But even if you don't teach the letter that way, the poem can be used anytime. For each poem, you’ll want to follow the same routine:
Practice: Before introducing a poem to children, practice saying the alliterative line yourself until you can say it easily and with exaggerated inflection. Repeat the poem until the rhythm is familiar and comfortable.
Display the Poem: On chart paper, write out the poem so that children can easily see it.
Read with Enthusiasm: Read the entire poem aloud to children. The more dramatic and rhythmic your reading, the better! Emphasize the beginning sounds in the alliterative line.
Read with Children: When children have heard the poem once, they will be eager to join you in chanting it. In these call-and-response style poems, you recite the first line and children recite the repeating response line."