I'm always looking for ways to incorporate poetry into our daily routine. I created poetry notebooks/journals and my students have loved them!
Included are 12 ORIGINAL poems, created by myself, to cover the month of February. Themes of the poems include Valentine's Day, Dental Health, Groundhog's Day, 100th Day of School, Black History (Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges), and President's Day (Abraham Lincoln and George Washington).
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.