April is National Poetry Month!! What better way to encourage the reading of poetry, than having your kids create a poetry notebook! Included are 12 ORIGINAL poems, created by myself, to cover the month of April. Themes of the poems include April Fool's Day/pranks, weather and rainy days, puddles, rainbows, spring, gardens, baby chicks, Earth Day/recycling, planting trees and frog life cycles.
**Also included in this poetry packet is a rainbow acrostic poem for your little poets to fill out and include in their poetry notebook!!!
Poems have been sized so that, once cut around the border, they will fit in a spiral notebook. My 3rd grade students have a poetry notebook and each week we add a poem or two to it and then they can use them during our Daily 5 block. I have found that it is a fun way to practice reading aloud, thus improving student's reading fluency!
**This product is also part of a larger bundled product, Monthly Fluency Building Poems BUNDLE, which can be found right HERE
RF.2.4b Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.
RF.3.4b Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.
RF.4.4b Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.