This K-2 resource includes sixteen perfect, kid-approved, cross-curricular poems you’ll love! Teach about health, safety, holidays, life cycles, plants, animals, insects, weather, seasons, and subtraction with delightful rhymes and rhythms! Use the accompanying pages to practice fluency (each poem’s lines are numbered and there is a grid at the bottom of the page for recording reading rate for up to five repeated readings). I’ve included an explicit, detailed, step-by-step teaching procedure you might follow for working on fluency using the poems. Additionally, you’ll find a copy of a “Fluency Poster” I post in my classroom and refer to during fluency lessons.
You’ll also get ready-made rime/chunk flash cards you can use to teach and reinforce words right from the contexts of the poems. These can be used for all kinds of word work (I describe several alternatives in the resource) and for posting on your Word Wall.
Common Core Standards Aligned.
The packet opens with a six page, explicit introduction full of ideas for effectively using the resource. This includes:
*Common Core State Standards connections
*Teaching content using the poems
*Shared reading using the poems
*Ideas for using “Favorites Folders.” Students mark up & highlight on their personal copies then keep them in folders for rereading during reading workshop, ‘read the room,’ or ‘Read to Self/Partner’ time
*An explicit lesson routine for fluency practice involving ‘colored reading rounds’
*A class ‘poster’ detailing the aspects of fluency
*Ideas for Using the Rime/Chunk Cards: for centers; word hunts; cut, mix & make; for mastery by ‘passing them off;’ Word Walls and spelling lists
Info about the poems: *
Sixteen original, clever cross-curricular poems your students will love. The poems range in complexity based on the content, word difficulty and length. For example, content varies from the simple: colors, animal sounds…to the complex: the scientific method and animal behavior (birds and mammals caring for their young). Length varies from 29 words up to 105. You might differentiate use of the different poems based on the needs of your readers. Regardless, the rhymes are guaranteed to delight! You’ll love them for read-alouds, shared reading, repeated readings and reinforcing the content we K-2 teachers teach. The integrated fluency and word work is a bonus!
Everything you need is ready to go! Just print and teach! Enjoy! -Janiel
*Poem Titles: Colors; Take Care of Yourself; Five Fat Peas; Winter Months; Animal Voices; The 100th Day of School; Stop! And Spot a Tadpole; Precipitation; A Brand New Year; Earthland; Safety, Safety; Signs of Spring; Seeds! Oh, Seeds!; Insects, Insects; Parenthood; I’m a Scientist
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