Five Days & Five Ways To Use Poetry With Primary Grade Students

Greetings!

If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that I will ALWAYS find TIME to RHYME in my classroom!   I am here today to share the way that I am doing that this winter!

USING POETRY WITH PRIMARY GRADE STUDENTS



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.



FOUR WEEKS OF THEMATIC LESSONS


A few years ago over my December holiday break, I started composing some short, thematic poems for my at-risk readers.  My hope was to use them during our Daily 5 partner reading time to build fluency, expression, and confidence. Once I'd written the short verses full of familiar rhyming patterns and sight words, I decided to create a context clue, rhyming, and writing activity for each one.  



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.



When I introduced these activities to my primary grade students, they were a BIG hit!  The one-page poems were less intimidating than partner stories and fit our daily time frame.  Once I'd modeled each day's directions and expectations, most students were able to work with a peer or individually to complete each task.

I've laid out a sample "lesson plan"  using one set of materials from my WINTER POEMS--MITTEN MAGIC pack below. You can see a full preview {HERE}.  The product description and preview for my SNOW POEMS pack can be found {HERE}.



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.



Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.


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Find time to rhyme and build reading fluency skills at the same time with five ways to use poetry with primary grade students.


As always, thanks for allowing me to share my story!  Continue to hold a song in your heart and teach your children well!


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