Poetry Works!––Alas! is a fun original parody of the “Jack and Jill” nursery rhyme offered by Bee with Babsy B. Student-tested for more than two decades, this poem’s purpose is to capture and sustain the attention of your students as it invites them to think, talk, and reason. The parody and differentiated learning objectives with interactive activities provide for your lesson planning over several weeks and months.
Poetry works for poetry month and every month of the school year! This poem and activities help to develop a student’s oral language, critical thinking, vocabulary, knowledge of the world, and helps to develop that sense of humor. The interactive activities provide for differentiated learning all across the curriculum from the language arts––poetry, listening, speaking, nursery rhymes, song, choral reading, and oral writing––to science, math, health, and social studies. A table of contents helps you locate each section, rhyme, and activity.
This product, created for your balanced literacy program, includes:
• original parody with interactive activities
• traditional nursery rhyme
• six pages of full-color picture cards with differentiated learning
objectives and activities
• colorful pictograph with differentiated learning objectives and
• ways to use picture cards and pictograph in grayscale
• answers for all questions to be asked of students
• family engagement activities
Use the materials and activities in these learning centers and themes:
• language arts: poetry, listening, speaking, choral reading, oral
writing, reciting, dramatizing, vocabulary, rhyming words,
author’s purpose, compare and contrast
• social studies: vehicles, travel
• health: seat belt safety, road signs
• science: animals, pets, motion
• math: addition, subtraction
The product’s poem, picture cards, pictograph, and scores of activities can be used with students of varying ages, abilities, and capabilities. The picture cards (and pictograph, if desired) can be cut apart on the lines and laminated for long-term use.
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