April Poems for Building Reading Fluency & Writing Stamina (K-1)

Hello Literacy
Grade Levels
K - 1st, Homeschool, Staff
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  1. This product last updated on 9/5/2016...I added B/W cover pages for large poem books.If you're at all like me, you're always looking for short poems for your emerging readers and writers. Learning letter sounds, sight words, word endings, etc., doesn't do any good if students don't have enough oppor
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If you're at all like me, you're always looking for short poems for your emerging readers. Learning letter sounds, sight words, word endings, etc., is essential but doesn't do any good if students don't have enough opportunities to take that isolated learning to the task of real reading. This product includes 20 original poems (by me) in 2 formats for emerging readers and writers. This is a reading and "writing with a twist" product. Not only will students be reading and rereading poems daily, students will also be copying the poems to strengthen hand muscles, increase writing stamina and word production speed. There *is* value to copying. I can't tell you the number of times that I see students take 20-30 minutes to write something that should take them 5, or 2nd graders who complain "my hand hurts" after 5 minutes of copying a paragraph off the board. Being able to produce letters and words quickly is an essential skill...and the short burst "Read & Copy" Book in this product gives students an opportunity to be cognizant and aware of the time it takes them to write. There is a weekly graph included so when you assemble the Read & Copy books for students each month, the graph would be the last page. The graph is designed to raise writing stamina awareness and give students an opportunity to set writing stamina goals from month to month.

See the Preview file for a visual of product components:
*21 original poems (full sheets with b/w image)
*21 Read and Copy Book pages (1/2 sheets for easy copying and assembly)
*1 parent letter for homework folder (optional use)
Read & Copy Books include:
*1 book cover page
*1 graph page

Between the reading and writing component of this product, students will be working on several ELA standards daily:
RL.10, RIT.10 – Engage in group reading activities; Read independently & proficiently
RFS.1 – Print concepts; Reading & Writing from left to right, top to bottom, 1-1 correspondence
RFS.3 – Know & apply phonics & decoding skills; letters, sounds, words, sight words
RFS.4 – Read emergent text with purpose and accuracy to increase fluency
W.7 – Participate in shared writing experiences
L.1 – Demonstrate command of conventions of English
L.2 - Demonstrate command of proper punctuation
L.4 – Learn new vocabulary, like nouns, favorite things, and grade level language

Note: If you are a school that utilizes written comprehension in K-3 as a form of reading assessment, use of the product will make a significant difference in the time it takes students to answer the written comprehension portion of the assessment.

I will be creating this product for every month of the year. If you would rather buy it in a growing bundle, it would be a 50% discount until more months are added. It won't be 50% forever. When at least 6 months are added, the growing bundle price will become a 25% bundle discount. New months will be added as they are finished. Purchase GROWING BUNDLE HERE. or just purchase them one month at a time.


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Thank you!
Jen Jones - Hello Literacy

© 2015, Hello Literacy, Inc., April Poems for Building Reading Fluency and Writing Stamina (K-1) - for single classroom use, please purchase multiple licenses (at 50% off the regular price) at check-out for whole-grade or school-wide use.
Total Pages
51 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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