**Enough poetry for the whole year!**
Here is a 26 page poetry book for Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade. Each page focuses on one letter of the alphabet. I have used this in my kindergarten classroom for several years and my students love it! It has really helped my students with tracking, alphabetic principles, and vocabulary development.
Here’s what worked for my class;
Print the cover on cardstock. I used the bookbinder to make the 26 page poetry book for each student.
Each day we read/sang the next poem, several times as the students tracked along. I insisted that each student track with a pointer. We sang the poems to the tune of The Farmer In the Dell.
Here’s how it sounded:
A is for apple
A is for acorn
A is for airplane
They all start with A!
Then I would pick someone’s name from a can. That kiddo could choose a poem from a previous day and led the class in our microphone, as we all read it together.
I kept it interesting by offering a different pointer each day. (lollipops, pixie-sticks, licorice, pretzel sticks, wiki-sticks, straws, etc.) We also read the poem in different voices. (like a mouse, like an alien, like the principal, etc.)