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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Poetry for the Classroom

This week I am starting my poetry notebooks so I wanted to share some of the books in which I get ideas from.  I usually have kids cut out the poem <I type it or if it is fairly easy to copy, I just go ahead and copy it.  They paste it into their notebook and then illustrate it.  Usually we go back during shared reading and look for words with certain vowel sounds or I have them use different colors of crayons to circle sight words.  I try to change things up!  And of course, there is the rhythm and rhyme theme to most of them.  And added plus is that the kids can use them in buddy reading because they all have the same poems!

My favorite sources are these.  They were published many years ago, but they are still available on Amazon.  You can also get them on the Heinemann website but they usually cost more.


Runners up:

Hope this helps you get some ideas.  There are a lot of poems here!  No wonder my bookshelves at school are sagging!!  Take care and have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. I love The New Kid on the Block. Every morning during our morning meeting. The "student of the day" gets to pick a number and we read that page from The New Kids on the Block.

    Chickadee Jubilee


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