How to Use Poetry to Engage Readers and Build Fluency Skills

Hello Friends!

August is only two days away and my thoughts have turned to back-to-school preparation!  While my reading intervention classroom will be in a new space with a new decor theme this year, the materials I use to help my striving readers develop confidence and fluency while having fun will not change!

BACK TO SCHOOL MADE EASY FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS

Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.

USE POETRY TO ENGAGE READERS AND BUILD FLUENCY SKILLS

Thematic original poems and songs that piggyback off of familiar folk tunes are two of my favorite types of texts to use with my students at the beginning of the school year.  They are short, rhymed, rhythmic, and repetitive.  They are also full of sight words and a variety of vowel patterns!  In short, they help us practice a variety of important reading skills while having fun!

The FREE resource that I created exclusively for this blog hop sponsored by The Reading Crew
features four poems about one of my favorite subjects......GNOMES!  They are formatted into a 
mini-booklet with coloring pages that your students will love reading over and over again in a large group, small group, with a partner, alone, or at home with their families!

FREE GNOME POEMS 
FOR SCHOOL OR HOME PRACTICE

On the Stories and Songs in Second page of our 2021 Reading Crew Back To School eBook, you will find the link to this FREE set of SILLY GNOME POEMS!

Directions on how to collate the pages into individual student booklets are included in the resource, as are blackline bonus cover pages for individual Fluency Folders and Poetry Binders!  I hope that your students enjoy them as much as mine do!

Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.

If you would like to read more about how I include poetry in my literacy lessons to help build both reading and writing skills, be sure to check out this related blog post!

PUT SOME POETRY PUNCH 
INTO YOUR LITERACY LESSONS

Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.

BOOST LITERACY SKILLS WITH THIS BUNDLE!

To help make your planning life easier, I have bundled all eight of my poetry packs and discounted them at a forever price of $28.00.  Each thematic unit includes four weeks of poems, related rhyming activities, writing templates, and context clue practice pages.  Just imagine!  Thirty-two weeks of lessons ready for you to print and use!  Woo hoo!

You can see the thorough previews for this thematic resource and find out more
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Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.

This full GNOME POETRY PACK is included in the MEGA BUNDLE and is a true favorite in my classroom!  My students know that I am a bit gnome-obsessed, but honestly.....is there any better way to practice different long /o/ vowel patterns than reading them in silly, rhymed poems or singing them in fun piggyback songs? 

Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.

ALWAYS INCLUDE MARVELOUS MENTOR TEXTS!

No thematic literacy unit would be complete in my classroom without a marvelous mentor text to launch our lesson!  I just discovered I'm a Gnome! by Jessica Peill-Meininghaus and cannot wait to share it with my students this fall.  It is a fun tale that explain the difference between gnomes and a variety of other magical creatures of the forest!  Your readers will meet elves, dwarves, trolls, and fairies as they accompany the main character on his journey to the Gnome Festival.  Get ready to learn many fun facts about gnome life along the way!  

Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.

WONDERFUL WEEKLY POETRY IDEAS

If you want to see the step-by-step process I use to incorporate poetry study into my ELA lessons, this blog post outlines five different ways to use poems over a five-day period.  My best-selling SNOW POEMS and MITTEN POEMS are featured, both of which are included in the MEGA POETRY BUNDLE.

Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.

CHECK OUT THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY!

Do not forget to enter our RESOURCE GIVEAWAY using the RAFFLECOPTER below!  You could receive ALL of the featured resources in our blog hop!  You will not want to miss the opportunity to own this prize valued at over $700!  We will announce the lucky winner on August 2nd.  

Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.





THANKS FOR SHARING MY STORY!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by to share my love for stories and songs!  I hope that you will come back often!  It truly makes my heart happy to have you here, and I hope that you find new and useful literacy ideas for your classroom!

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Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.


Continue to keep a song in your heart and a book in your hand!



Free literacy resources to help get your school year off to a great start are featured in this blog hop hosted by The Reading Crew teacher-authors.
Photo Credit:  Kelly Harvill from Speaking of Images



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