Poetry Notebooks

Grade Levels
K - 1st
Formats Included
  • PDF
50 pages
Share this resource


Use poetry notebooks to accomplish your goals in your classroom.

This notebook is easy to print, bind and each student can have their own. It features one poem that reinforces a letter of the alphabet.

You could use these poetry notebooks as an extension of doing one poem a week whole class so these are familiar and could then be used as a literacy center activity. Sample directions could be to read with a pointer (practicing 1:1), highlighting the letter of the week and then illustrating the poem.

Students will be able to do this quite independently, if they are using a poem they are familiar with - for example if you did the poem with the whole class the week before.

KindergartenWorks brings you a picture to go along with each poem to make it simple for all students to find the correct poem. Similarly, the poems at the beginning feature enhanced spacing to help students track print. You'll notice that at the beginning, the letters to highlight are traceable. This eases students into the concepts of writing in the target letter when fine motor skills are still in the works! Later poems allow students to grow into writing the letter themselves.

Large picture icon included for each poem to attach to your sentence strip copies of these poems to use during your shared reading experiences.

List of Included Poems:

Mm- Do You Know the Muffin Man?

Ss- Sing a Song of Sixpence

Tt- Little Miss Muffett

Dd- Hey Diddle Diddle

Aa- Jack Be Nimble

Ff- Five Fast Fishes

Pp- Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Jj- Jack and Jill

Nn- Five Little Pumpkins

Gg- Bingo

Oo - I'm a Little Snowman

Hh- Humpty Dumpty

Bb- Baa Baa Black Sheep

Ww- Twinkle Twinkle

Ii- Itsy Bitsy Spider

Ll- Mary Had a Little Lamb

Rr- Row Row Row Your Boat

Uu- Lou Lou Skip to my Lou

Cc- Hot Cross Buns

Kk- Hickory Dickory Dock

Vv- Van's Violin

Qq- Quentin's Duck

Ee- Little Bo Peep

Xx- Xavier Alien

Yy- Yummy Yams

Zz- Zippety Do Daah

Plus 3 more classic poems - that's 29 total!

The reason this developed within my classroom was because I felt as though students needed to be exposed to nursery rhymes for numerous reasons! This was my way to fit it in and meet multiple standards. So, for example I use "Do you know the Muffin Man" when I reinforce the letter m, "Hickory Dickory Dock" to reinforce k. There are a few, less common letters which ended up needing a song instead of a poem, so we made it work. I give credit to a past R/LA series for those difficult poems.*

General standards that are met by this when used as described:

- Recite short poems, rhymes, and songs.

- Match oral words to printed words.

- Identify letters, words, and sentences.

- Read aloud smoothly and easily in familiar text.

- Draw pictures and write words for a specific reason.

- Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.

- Recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words.

- Distinguish letters from words.


This is a DIGITAL FILE. No physical product will be mailed to you. You'll receive a link to an INSTANT DOWNLOAD in both your order confirmation email and under your "Purchases" dashboard.

This file is NOT EDITABLE. Custom edits and the original files in .cdr format are not available at this time. Please send a personal message if you find a typo or have a suggestion for a future product update. Updates are FREE and available from your dashboard.

Are you already a follower? If not, start today! You'll be the first to hear of NEW products so you can SAVE 25% off the first 24 hours a product becomes available. Follow Me Now!

You may also like: Literacy Center Posters | Literacy Center Rules Poster | Poetry Pack (Literacy Center Activities)

Join me on Kindergartenworks.com for freebies, teaching ideas and organization ideas. Or join in the conversation on facebook with thousands of other kindergarten teachers!

Kindergartenworks.com | Teacher T-Shirts | Facebook


Terms of Use:

In a nutshell - It's yours to store privately and use personally.

- One license purchase allows you access to the file for use in your own personal classroom.

- You can download and store the purchased digital file (and revisions downloaded from your dashboard) onto a computer(s), device (s) or cloud-based account(s) to which only you can access the product (Private).

- Copyrighted material (purchased file and all revisions) may not be uploaded to a blog, website, forum or cloud-based account where others can access it (Shared/Public Settings).

Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up