5 Day Fluency Made Easy ~ Free Sample

We simply loved our daily poetry time last year.   We focused on one poem for the entire week.  So… how do you keep 5 days worth of shared reading fun and meaningful… let me show you!
 

Mondays

We read and “act out” our poem.  In this photo, we were looking for word wall words.
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We add the poem to our poetry notebook and circle our word wall words.
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Tuesday

We read and “act out” our poem.  This particular week we thought of rhyming words and looked for vowels.
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Wednesday

We read and “act out” our poem.  We completed a related sort
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and added it to our interactive notebook.
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Thursday

We read and “act out” our poem.  We complete another related sort for our interactive notebook.
 
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Friday

We read and “act out” our poem.  We would roam around the school and sing to our faculty (bless them for looking excited when we stopped by.)  Here is a little video of us preparing.
 
 
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AND/OR
Students color an emergent reader that matches the poem.  (not pictured… #fail).
 
 
AND/OR
Students would perform the poem via Chatterpix.  This cool app is super easy to use and the file can be saved and emailed to parents.
 

After the week is over, the poems are moved into an early finisher’s bin.  The students love putting their past favorites into order.

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And they have their poetry notebook to look back on if need be.

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What does the research say?

I have shown you HOW, but here is the WHY!
 
“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.
 
“Poetry
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.

You can find these poems by following the links below.  I have two sets since some teachers have looped with their class and they wanted to have a new set of poems:

Read more about Poetry in these links:

 

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    Deedee Wills

    My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

    Hi, I'm DeedeE.

    My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
     

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    2. Hi! I have purchased your poetry bundle and I am loving it. Can I purchase the QR codes separately ?
      Thank you!

    3. I really love this idea? How much time do these activities take on daily lesson plans? (daily poem review/interactive notebook) When do you incorporate the various pieces?

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