This huge bundle is full of poetry goodness! There are over 120 original poems and a handful of acrostic poem templates so your budding poets can create their own! Each month contains 10-12 poems. Poems are thematic for each month and topics include holidays, animals, seasons and tons MORE!
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. I introduce the poems on Monday, students glue them in their notebook and then they can use them during our Daily 5 block the rest of the week. I also have students bring their notebooks with them during guided reading time so I can quickly listen to how their reading fluency is progressing. I have found that it is a fun way to practice reading aloud, thus improving student's reading fluency! They love practicing them individually and even more during shared reading time!!
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.