Are you using the new Journeys series? Our team discovered there wasn't enough for our students in terms of phonics and phonemic awareness. This poetry collection specifically targets the skills students will learn each week. We read the poem together as the lesson opener and then students work with the poem in centers the following week.
This is a work in progress -- as we continue with subsequent units, feedback is much appreciated!
*Feedback included better differentiation of the activity. Done!