Poetry Party a Collection of Poems to Tickle Your Tonsils for the Holidays

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2nd - 7th
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Poetry Party A Collection of Poems to Tickle Your Tonsils for the Holidays in December
The Poetry Party is a wonderful opportunity for your students to play with words. The poems are an extensive collection specific to the theme and have a variety of length and complexities of text.
The poems are all typed with varying easy to read fonts as large as will fit in the poets' formats onto the page. Let the words wash over students as they grasp the rhythm, rhyme, word choice and enjoy the sensory experience of this anthology.
The poems can be posted, projected, or printed on color paper and put in a binder for the month for students to choose to read independently, in a pair, in a choral group or memorize to earn credits for extra effort. All of these methods will support literacy in your room: fluency, word flow, pacing, cadence, the list goes on…
For poem recitation from memorization--if you have parent volunteers who listen to students read, this is a great use of doubling your team power as two or more of you can listen to students show off their newly memorized poem. Limit the time to about thirty minutes, as it can get a little loud as the excitement builds. Set a timer and warn them a few minutes before the end that the time is closing. Try to do it at least once a week if time permits.
The extra effort slips are also included and can be incorporated into your class economy system.

26 Poems related to December Holidays: Santa, Presents, Christmas, Hanukkah, Surprises and more...
Typed in clear, easy to read fonts, no borders or illustrations, just poems.
Poems vary in length and complexity
Can be used independently, pairs, choral group for memorization and fluency practice.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


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