This is an original poem to improve student interest, vocabulary, fluency, and expression in reading, through poetry that is fun and relevant. It includes language, grammar, vocabulary, art and writing activities. Rhythm and rhyme are powerful tools that increase student learning.
An excerpt - I don't feel right; something just seems wrong.
My heart is aflutter and full of song,
'cause today in the mail came a big surprise.
I looked inside and couldn't believe my eyes.
Table of Contents / Instructions
“Cupid’s Bow” an original poem
*Students highlight the rhyming words.
We do many other ELA activities with the poem depending on
where we are in the standards at this time each year.
Students may locate and circle independently the nouns,
verbs, pronouns, possessive nouns, contractions or quotes, etc.…
*Students read the poem with a partner to practice fluency
*The vocabulary is in bold print in the poem. Discuss and
give examples of what it means to admire someone,
explaining that there are different types of admiration.
*Students fill in the blanks to complete the definition
of each vocabulary word. Then they create their own
sentences using the vocabulary.
*Students write about a person whom they admire and
give characteristics of that person. They explain why they
admire them for those traits.
Word Work and Maze
The students generate as many words as they can,
using only the letters found in the words “Valentine’s Day”,
and then they complete the maze.
Here’s My Heart Design Page
Each student designs and colors their own unique heart.
Create a bulletin board quilt by joining each student’s heart.
The writing paper can also be used to have students tell
what makes them so unique and special.