Poetry Notebook: March and April

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K - 1st, Homeschool
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Choose the growing BUNDLE EARLY for HUGE SAVINGS!

Nellie Edge “I Can Read” Growing Poetry Bundle will invite your students to memorize, recite, illustrate, and read familiar and copyright-secured songs, poems, and rhymes. Using these strategies will all your students to expand their minds and imaginations and instill a life-long love of language!

Discover the power of poetry in the lives of children!

  • March and April "I Can Read" Poetry Notebook includes: Spring and the Poetry of Weather
  • 25 traditional and copyright-secured poems, rhymes, and songs
  • Directions to build each child’s Poetry Anthology Notebook
  • Ways to invite parent involvement
  • Information pages with exemplars
  • Unique Features of Shared Poetry Reading Experiences
  • Weather Ritual for Meteorologists
  • Children are Voracious Vocabulary Learners
  • Bring Back the Out Loud Culture


  • A Little Yellow Cup
  • Lambs at Play
  • Leprechaun
  • A Leprechaun
  • I Know a Little Pussy
  • March
  • Pussy Willow
  • Spring Is Coming
  • Spring Is Here
  • “The Time Has Come,” the Walrus Said
  • Lo, the Winter Is Past
  • Five Little Speckled Frogs
  • Here Is a Bunny
  • A Kite
  • Easter
  • Clouds
  • Little Wind
  • Rain
  • The Rain Is Raining All Around
  • Rainbow
  • Weather
  • What Is the Weather?
  • The Earth Is Wet
  • Who Has Seen the Wind?
  • April Showers

This collection of poems and songs is available in two formats:

  1. Enlarged print for emergent readers
  2. Smaller print for primary readers

Language is the foundation for all thinking, learning, communication, and literacy. Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously while joyfully singing and dramatizing songs and chanting rhymes is a multisensory learning strategy that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It builds community and is memorable, engaging, and incorporates a host of “best practices.” Enjoy adding weather rituals of songs and poems in the Spring!

Your (growing) “I Can Read” Poetry and Song Bundle will soon have over 200 traditional and copyright-secured poems, songs, and rhymes that are worthy of children’s time and creative energy. (All children's art and photos are posted with parental permission and copyrighted to NellieEdge.com.) We encourage you to bring back the out loud culture: Choose the rhymes from our monthly collections that you delight in and that fit your curriculum themes!

  • Enjoy reciting, singing, dramatizing, and signing the language with your students.
  • Invite students to personalize the language with art.
  • Provide shared reading experiences where all children feel successful.
  • Send the notebooks home regularly for oral language rehearsal and reading fluency practice.
  • You may be inspired to make these best practices routine in your classroom!

You will find a photo essay In September Poetry documenting some of the amazing work from kindergarten teachers who value authentic language learning rich in arts and deep science connections.

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69 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.


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