Poems of the week can be a powerful shared reading tool to teach a variety of concepts. These original poems focus on building classroom community, demonstrating good character, and solving common behavior problems. The poems invite discussion and promote a positive classroom environment. As part of a Poem of the Week program, the poems can also be used as the basis for lessons in comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary.
The following poems and resources are included (topics are noted in parentheses).
Suggestions for implementing a Poem of the Week in your classroom.
A Kind and Caring Classroom (building community; suggestions for use included)
General Directions for Using the Poems
How Would You Feel (teasing/bullying)
I Can Use My Words (using words to solve problems)
Tattle or Tell? (tattling)
Courage Is... (showing courage)
Sticks and Stones (name-calling)
The Garden of Trust (honesty)
Respect (ways to show respect)
What Really Counts (respecting differences)
A Good Citizen (citizenship; includes suggestions for use and WOW! Thanks for being a good citizen! cards)
Oh, No! (responsibility)
My Friend is Doing Wrong (peer pressure)
The New Kid (welcoming a new classmate, empathy)
This Packet is included in:
Poem of the Week BUNDLE
If you enjoy using poetry in your teaching you may also like my Science Poems and Activities for Primary Grades
and Patriotic Poems and Activities for Primary Grades
To find out more about using a Poem of the Week program in your classroom, visit my blog, Theresa's Teaching Tidbits
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