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Poem of the Week

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Build a daily discipline of fluency and comprehension work in your classroom with the medium that students love most: POETRY!

This product was designed with 4th grade in mind and includes 36 weeks of literacy-rich materials. (+330 pages!)

It is intended for students to use independently and with partners. As the teacher, all you need to do is print the pages, and you will be free to work on independent assessments of reading goals! (I print the read and reflection pages back-to-back for the students' reading binders, so they only have 3 pages for the week instead of an onslaught of papers.)

Each week, students receive a new poem, and each day leads them through different reflections. The rhythm of the week is consistent, but the reflection questions are varied and cover appropriate reading skills for fourth grade:

Fluency:
- phrasing
- intonation
- rate

Comprehension:
- author’s purpose
- compare & contrast
- making connections (text to self, text, and world)
- inference
- mood
- questioning
- summarize
- textual evidence
- theme
- tone
- visualization
- word collection

Literary Devices:
- alliteration
- metaphor
- onomatopoeia
- personification
- rhyme scheme
- simile
- syllable focus

All of the daily read and reflection pages come with teacher guides, so you can see ideas for how students can answer them.

The poems in this product are:
*Week 1: "The Secret of Happiness" by Helen Steiner Rice
*Week 2: "Bleezer's Ice Cream" by Jack Prelutsky
*Week 3: "Waiting At The Window" by A. A. Milne
*Week 4: "Rain in Summer" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
*Week 5: "My Shadow" by Robert L. Stevenson
*Week 6: "The Reason For The Pelican" by John Ciardi
*Week 7: "The Fisherman" by Abbie Farwell Brown
*Week 8: "Sick" by Shel Silverstein
*Week 9: "Which Washington" by Eve Merriam
*Week 10: "Antonio" by Laura E. Richards
*Week 11: "Little by Little" by Laura E. Richards
*Week 12: "Habits of the Hippopotamus" by Arthur Guiterman
*Week 13: "Every Time I Climb A Tree" by David McCord
*Week 14: "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Caroll
*Week 15: "The Lorax" (an excerpt) by Dr. Seuss
*Week 16: "Sneezle" by A. A. Milne
*Week 17: "Dirty Face" by Shel Silverstein
*Week 18: "Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face" by Jack Prelutsky
*Week 19: "Abraham Lincoln" by Mildred Plew Meigs
*Week 20: "A Bird's Lesson" by Unknown
*Week 21: "Methuselah" by Unknown
*Week 22: "I Am The Greatest" by Muhammad Ali
*Week 23: "Try, Try Again" by T. H. Palmer
*Week 24: "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
*Week 25: "Fog" by Carl Sandburg and "Daffodowndilly" by A. A. Milne
*Week 26: "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein
*Week 27: "Why Nobody Pets the Lion at the Zoo" by John Ciardi
*Week 28: "When Mother Reads Aloud" by Unknown
*Week 29: "Oh Captain, My Captain" by Walt Whitman
*Week 30: "Don't Give Up" by Phoebe Gary
*Week 31: "Wind On A Hill" by A. A. Milne
*Week 32: "My Dog" by Marchette Chute
*Week 33: "Two Seeds" by Unknown
*Week 34: "Rathers" by Mary Hunter Austin
*Week 35: "Who Likes the Rain?" by Clara Doty Bates
*Week 36: "Keep a Poem in your Pocket" by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers


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