After the week is over, the poems are moved into an early finisher’s bin. The students love putting their past favorites into order.
And they have their poetry notebook to look back on if need be.
What does the research say?
“if children can sing or recite poetry, they will soon be able to read it, and if they can read it, they will soon be able to write it.” Parr, M., & Campbell, T. (2006). Poets in practice. The Reading Teacher, 60(1), 36-46.
is the first genre that most children hear Poetry isn’t just whimsical but contributes to increasing reading abilities. Lower primary teachers use nursery rhymes to develop phonemic awareness and one-to-one correspondence, and poetry helps children of all ages develop vocabulary. Reading poetry aloud over and over creates fluency with expression.” Manning, M. (2003). A poetic awakening. Teaching PreK-8, 33(5), 85-87.
AND we have the songs recorded for those musically challenged friends… no judgment. what. so. ever!