This is an active learning, shared reading and poetry notebook. I focus my shared reading instruction on one poem a week. At the end of the week, students glue the poem into the notebook and take it home. Parents read the lyrics with their student and return the notebook. (The cover of the journal is directions for parents and explains to families how to use these poems.) Students keep these notebooks in their book boxes and read them throughout the week. It is a great way to teach beginning readers.