Looking to get your kids jazzed about poetry? What better way to encourage the reading of poetry, than having your kids create a poetry notebook! Included are 14 ORIGINAL poems, created by myself, to cover the month of May. Themes of the poems include month of May, Mother's Day, Father's Day, school supplies, end of the school year, ladybugs, summer vacation, ocean animals, sandcastles/beach, bees, picnics and fishing.
Also included are two poems to recognize grandparents on Mother's Day and Father's Day, as many little kids do not have their mom or dad around.
**Also included in this poetry packet are two acrostic poems (Mother and Father) for your little poets to fill out and include in their poetry notebook!!!
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
Common Core Alignment:
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.