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Spring Is Here Poetry Hop

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Don't you just love spring? And April is poetry month!  

Poem Books for Kids

There are so many great poems and poem books out there for teachers and students to be using.

Poem Coding

One great way of teaching fluency with poems is using this coding system.  It is adapted from Georgia Heard.  You teach students the symbols to use when they read the poem.  You will be surprised how quickly they can pick this system up and how naturally they know when to slow down, stop or raise their voice.



Cowboy poems and activities

For kindergartners, pocket chart poems are GREAT!  Place in the pockets some picture clues and let them use a big pointer and they love it!  This is a poem from a cowboy unit.

Activities for poems

Activities for poems

You can pick up these coding cards, visualizing and comprehension pages by clicking here.


Now you are ready to hop on over to Andrea, from Reading Toward the Stars for analyzing poems!

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    1. Thanks Carla! Glad you came by!

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  2. I love that little ones get the chance to read and write poetry. There's so much to be gained from poems!

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    1. The kids do love poems, Tammy! It is an important genre!

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  3. Those codes for oral reading are great! Thank you for this doc!
    michelle
    BigTime Literacy

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    1. You are so welcome, Michelle! Glad you came by!

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  4. What a great idea to help with fluency! Love it and thanks for sharing!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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    1. Thank you Andrea! Glad you came by!

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  5. I love the idea of coding for oral reading fluency. Thanks for sharing, Lori! :)

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    1. You are welcome, Wendy! Thanks for coming by!

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  6. I love your coding idea! Can't wait to put it to good use with my little ones. Thanks for sharing, Lori! :)
    Literacy Loving Gals

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    1. Thank you Colleen! So glad you came by!!

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