New for 2017 -2018 School Year. Looking for a creative way to engage your most reluctant readers? This collection of entertaining poems is just the ticket. This collection includes 15 partner poems that can be performed by your students. There are enough parts for 36+ students. Each poem also comes with questions and an answer key. These poems were chosen from years of teaching poetry and include such authors as Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack Prelusky, and others. Some poems have only two readers, some have as many as 4 or 5 depending on your students. These are fantastic for building your students fluency, but also for teaching the CCSS on the elements of poetry. Some poems in this collection are short and others are long, which makes it easy for you to differentiate for your readers. Also included in this collection, you will find a Poetry Map which can be used when analyzing poetry, a Read Aloud Rubric for scoring your students accuracy, fluency, volume, rate, and expression, and a list of CCSS for grades 3 - 5.
I encourage my students to use props and dress the part if they want to. They absolutely loved performing these poems in front of the class. These poems are classroom tested and are sure to get your most reluctant readers engaged in learning.