Poetry "I Can Read" Notebook (K-2) Growing Bundle: Poems, Songs, and Rhymes

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K - 2nd
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Your PreK-2 students will love to immerse themselves in poetry when you ask them to DRAMATIZE, RECITE, ILLUSTRATE, and READ delightful poems, songs, and rhymes from this Nellie Edge “I Can Read” Poetry Bundle!

  • Build vocabulary
  • Build comprehension
  • Build oral language
  • Build reading fluency!

"Give them poetry, the most exquisite language we speak, to help children internalize the raw elements of language--the rhythm, the rhyme, and the sound." -Kay Goines

BUNDLE Includes:

  • Over 240 carefully curated traditional and copyright-secured poems, rhymes, and songs
  • 8 monthly poetry and song collections for the entire school year
  • 1 collection of "Sciencing" songs and rhymes
  • 1 collection of Literacy poems and songs
  • All poems in two versions: enlarged print for emergent readers and smaller print for primary readers
  • Poetry lessons
  • Directions how to build your Poetry Notebook program
  • Best ways to invite parent engagement
  • Beautiful photo essay and literacy lessons featuring poetry in the lives of children
  • Best practices from kindergarten teachers who value authentic language learning, rich in the arts and deep science connections

"This is a WONDERFUL resource! I can't say enough positive things. My students loved owning their poetry last year." -Mary H.

For back-to-school ideas, READ THIS: Give students the gift of “I Can Read” Notebooks

For weather and science connections, READ THIS: Celebrate Every Season with Poetry!

Language is the foundation for all thinking, learning, communication, and literacy.

· Honor English Language Learners!

· Build community: Create memorable language traditions and celebrations!

· Bring back the out-loud culture!

· Take advantage of how the brain learns best!

· Give ALL students a Talented And Gifted (TAG) model!

"This is such a RICH resource, full of inter-connected learning. My little students have already enjoyed some of the poetry and their illustrations make the poems come alive in a personal way." -Barb C.

Here’s how:

  • First choose from the songs and rhymes that you delight in and that fit your curriculum themes! Choose language worthy of children’s time and creative energy.
  • Read the Bonus Curriculum Connections.
  • Recite and sing, dramatize and sign the language: Build vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Provide shared reading experiences where all children feel successful.
  • Invite students to personalize the language with art.
  • Reinforce both phonics-based words and sight words. (a.k.a. ”heart words”)
  • Students can store their Poetry Notebook in their book bins, or alphabetically arranged on a shelf.
  • Send the notebooks home regularly for oral language rehearsal and reading fluency practice.
  • Make “best practices” routine in your classroom!

"My students love reading these poems and being able to add their own illustrations! It makes them feel like authors :)" -Danielle H.

>> Repetition of familiar, engaging texts boosts oral language and reading confidence and stamina! <<

All poetry copyright secured. Student art and images used with parental permission.

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Total Pages
519 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


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