Poetry Mats ~ 5 different poem of the weeks and activities
. Teach a poem of the week each week using these versatile differentiated Poetry Mats to build literacy skills and reading fluency. The printable poems and practice activities make the perfect companions for your October (fall & Halloween) lesson plans!
October's 5 original poems are:
4. I'm a Brave Firefighter
5. Falling Leaves
*6. Thanksgiving (added for Canadian teachers - celebrated in October) - will be included in November' set as well/
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**PLEASE NOTE: Many of the poems included in the Poetry Mats resources are the same poems included in the TOP SELLING Poem of the Week BUNDLE
! Use both resources together to provide more options for practice.
What is included in Poetry Mats!
A full page copy of each poem is included for poetry notebooks, etc.
A poem is included on each mat, as well as 3-4 activities to build a ton of skills.
There are 4 different mats included for each poem!
#1 - Student reads the poem and completes 4 activities, including answering questions and illustrating the poem.
#2 - Student reads the poem and completes 4 activities, including letterboxes, connecting, and sequencing.
#3 - Student reads the poem and completes 4 activities, including filling in missing words and completing parts.
#4 - Student reads the poem and completes 3 activities, including rewriting the poem and completing a series of tasks.
*Additional pages are provided for Canadian users which include Canadian spelling and content if necessary. Extra pages included with Canadian content, if applicable.
Look at the PREVIEW
for a look at Poetry Mats up close and the variety of activities included!
Skills covered in Poetry Mats!
*Answering comprehension questions
*Finding rhyming words
*Grammar & parts of speech
*Using context clues
& so much more!
4 ways to use Poetry Mats in your classroom!
1. Print and use Poetry Mats in your small groups to practice so many important skills!
2. Shrink and print Poetry Mats and use in interactive poetry notebooks!
3. Copy Poetry Mats back to back with the cover page to create a booklet!
4. Copy and put Poetry Mats into a folder. Use for morning work or fast finishers!
5 Reasons Why YOU NEED Poetry Mats!
1. Poetry mats are perfect for independent practice of the poem of the week and help build beginning reading skills and fluency.
2. Poetry Mats are differentiated to meet the needs of your learners. With the different variations, there is something for all.
3. The original poems are related to seasons, connected to holidays and celebrations, and are about topics kids can relate to.
4. Each poem can be taught whole class and then practiced in small groups, independently, or as a center activity.
5. Poetry Mats help build reading confidence and kids love them!
You can view all of the monthly MATS resources, as well as other months of Poetry Mats HERE
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