September Poems, Chants, & Activities

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1st - 3rd
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This is a revised and updated ELA CCSS aligned poetry unit for September. The poems and activities are designed for Grades 1-3 to help build fluency, vocabulary, and literacy skills. It includes 9 original poems about September, School, Labor Day, Fall, Grandparents Day, Patriots Day, and Constitution Day. There is also a Fall Play which can also be used for Readers Theater. Writing activities include opinion piece writing, Poem Main Idea and Detail Web, Poem punctuation, and an Acrostic Poem Writing Activity. Literacy activities include word sorts, Short vowel find, Syllable Sort, and Adjective find. Each poem is accompanied by a writing or literacy activity. Writing and literacy activities are differentiated for grades 1-3. Lesson Instructions are included for each poem and activity. Common Core Standards are included for Grades 1-3 at the beginning of the unit. (B/W copies are included)

Table of Contents
Common Core Standards for Grades 1-3
Poem: “September Is…..”
Writing Activity: What I Like Most About September
Poem: “Time for School”
School Picture/Word Sort Activity
Poem: “Where’s The Teacher?”
Sentence Punctuation Anchor Chart
2 Differentiated Sentence Punctuation Activities
Poem for Labor Day: “Thank You Workers”
Workers Word Web Activity
Opinion Piece Writing Activity: “When I Grow Up I Want to Be…”
Class Writing Book Cover
Grandparents Day Poem
I Spy Short Vowel Words Activity
Grandparents Opinion Piece Writing Activity
Heroes Poem (9/11)
Heroes Acrostic Poem Writing Activity
Class Poetry Writing Cover
Poem: “Fall Leaves”
Make and Take Book: “Fall leaves, Fall Leaves”
Poem: “It’s Fall, That’s All”
Adjective Anchor Chart
Adjective Writing Word Web
Constitution Day Poem
Constitution Day Poem Syllable Sort Activity
Fall Play: “How Will I Know When it is Fall?”
Character Cards

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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