My kiddos are all about improving their fluency! I have created 2 freebie poems for you! The poems are about polar bears and puffins and are a sweet addition to your poetry notebooks!
How to Use:
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. I introduce the poems on Monday, students glue them in their notebook and then they can use them during our Daily 5 block the rest of the week. I also have students bring their notebooks with them during guided reading time so I can quickly listen to how their reading fluency is progressing. I have found that it is a fun way to practice reading aloud, thus improving student's reading fluency! They love practicing them individually and even more during shared reading time!! At the end of the school year they have a huge notebook full of poems to take home and share with their families!
You can find poems for every month in my TpT store:
Monthly Fluency Building Poems Bundle
Common Core Alignment:
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.