Poetry is one of those wonderful things that enhances the functioning of the whole brain, linking the logical with the creative.It is a wonderful tool in so many ways. You can make use of good poetry to teach literacy, develop the imagination, promote an understanding of language, and generally to have a good time in your classroom. Poetry is great for drama, art, music, relaxation, storytelling....the list goes on!
In this book is a selection of fabulous poems...all about animals, You will find a giraffe with a scarf, a bear who has lost his fur, some frogs,lizards, crocodiles,and even an unhappy camel.
The book is arranged with shorter, easier poems at the beginning, and longer ones as you go along.
Each poem has two worksheets to go with it. One is a more formal word study type of sheet, the other gives you some more creative activities for the children to think about.
At the back of the book is a selection of illustrations that can be saved and used as you may like, either in digital or printed formats.
The poems are great for children from age 5 to about 8 and are guaranteed to help keep your classroom a happy place! They are especially good for casual/supply teachers who are wondering what on earth to do for the day! You can build a whole day's lessons around any one of these poems; use them for reading, oral presentation, grammar, word study, natural science, art, drama, music/rhythm, and anything else you can come up with!