With the transition to Common Core State Standards, teachers are focusing on more rigorous literature that includes exemplary poetry. Last year, I created this set of mini-posters of recommended poems for Kindergarten and 1st Grade that are aligned with the Common Core. The poems have robust vocabulary, encourage reading fluency and oral reading rhythm, and promote higher levels of comprehension. I used them for close reading and shared reading and also enlarged them to create 11 X 17" anchor posters. This year, I think I'll also create a class book for my Reading Center.