Sitting on my mama's porch is pure joy, imagery, sound, and rhythm. Poetry is sound and vision, which you hear and see in this exquisite poem. Mother and daughter team, Patience and Wendi, aim to probe and stretch the important cultural theme of their lives in this exquisitely organic poem. It is the purest most rare expression of love they experienced growing up in the south. This poem focuses on love of family, community, and nature. Come and feel the love as you are immersed in this charming delightful book. Sitting on my mama's porch is an essential tool for teachers, which was designed to help struggling readers of all ages. This is an excellent book for creating independent readers through repetition. One way to improve reading fluency is through the repeated re-reading of texts. When students re-read, they are focusing on correcting mistakes they made and get to improve their rate of speed.