If you are anything like me, then you hate poems. I know, you're probably thinking, is that allowed for a first grade teacher? I didn't start appreciating poems until I became a teacher. I've become an adamant believer after reading countless literature/research that showed its benefits for literacy in little readers and writers.This resource will be able to help you achieve greater literacy in your first grade classroom.
This is a March Poetry resource that includes the following:
★ 4 poems (St. Patrick's Day, spiders, and color)
★ writing templates for students to write their own poem based on the one read in class
★ sentence strips for the teacher to use for the pocket chart.
★ a teacher note page with 7 ideas to use with the poetry
The poems can be used in a variety of ways, and I have included a list that will help you use this resource to its potential.
1. Predictions from Title: Ask your students what the title is and what their prediction of the poem is. It's very basic, but it can get your students speaking from the get-go.
The title of the poem is____
I believe the poem will be about ____ because of the title.
The author's choice of title makes me think that the poem will be about ______
2. Circle words: If your class is learning about the 'th' sound, then ask your students to find and circle all of the 'th' words in the poem. If your class is learning about adjectives, then ask your students to circle all of the adjectives they can find. The ideas are endless with this.
3. Find Repetition: Ask children to find the repetition in a word and circle it. They can then write their own words with those reparative words.
4. Find Rhyme: Invite your students to find the rhyming words. When reading the poem, you can emphasize the rhyming words. Then can then write their own words that rhyme.
5. Create art: When all the word studies, noun phrases, and rhyming words have been analyzed, you can ask the students to create a border for the poem. They can even add an additional picture that goes along with the poem.
6. Class Created Poem: As a class, create a poem that mimics that poem made in class. It can be the same content, different rhyming pattern, or same pattern with different content.
7. Poem in a Shape: During holidays, there are always fun poems that this idea can work well with. For example, when reading a poem about love during Valentine's Day, help the students write the poem in a heart.
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