Whimsy and Wonder Poetry for Fluency Practice and Nouns Activities and Lessons

Grade Levels
3rd - 8th, Homeschool
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54 pages
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Whimsy and Wonder is a collection of twenty-seven poems created to provide an engaging way for students to practice reading fluency while learning essential academic vocabulary. These poems will delight kids of all ages, including grown-ups in need of a chuckle.

Video Links: Each poem has a link to unlisted videos teachers can use for modeled, shared, and independent reading. Students can listen to the poems read to them, and then practice reading along to improve reading fluency. Over 70 minutes of listening time!

Interactive/Writable PDF: Some poems come with questions and writable text fields so students can download the pdf, listen to the poem, and type in their answers.

Challenging Vocabulary: Vocabulary definitions for words that students might find challenging are also provided when applicable.

Reading Lexile Ranges/Approximate Grade Level: Each poem's approximate reading lexile level range and grade level is listed with the intent that the poems are not only used at grade level but for intervention for upper-grade students that are reading far below grade level.

Nouns is a bonus product that also features an embedded video link, writable text boxes, and an assortment of lessons and activities to help students to master concrete and abstract nouns.

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54 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.


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