Rebus chants encourage "reading-like" behavior and provide new readers with repetition and a sense of accomplishment. Chants are most effective if read daily. Once you get going, it only takes five to ten minutes each day. Packages contain rebus chants that can be enlarged to 11x17" to make a class big book, and bulletin board, or they can be photocopied for each child. Students can make their own chants booklet using the cover and border patterns provided. All the chants in our unit are based on themes and include "Dinosaurs", "Pets", "Bears", "Community Helpers", "Fairy Tales", "The Zoo", and "The Circus". This Chants & Classifications lesson provides a teacher and student section with reading passages, activities, chants and a booklet to create a well-rounded lesson plan.