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kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!

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July 19 Deedee 2 min read

Kindergarten poetry activities for the WIN!

kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!We simply loved our daily poetry time last year.   We focused on one poem for the entire week.

These photos are from two separate weeks because when I am teaching, I don’t always remember to take photos.

kindergarten poetry activities: Monday’s Poetry Work

We read and “act out” our poem.

In this photo, we were looking for word wall words.

kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!We add the poem to our poetry notebook and circle our word wall words.

kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!

kindergarten poetry activities: Tuesday’s Poetry Work

We read and “act out” our poem.

This particular week we thought of rhyming words and looked for vowels.

kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!

kindergarten poetry activities: Wednesday’s Poetry Work

We read and “act out” our poem.

We completed a related sort

kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!

and added it to our interactive notebook.

kindergarten poetry activities: Thursday’s Poetry Work

We read and “act out” our poem.

We complete another related sort for our interactive notebook.

kindergarten poetry activities: Friday’s Poetry Work

Fluency Friday is when do a little fluency demonstration.  It can take a few different routes.

Put on a show!

We sometimes grab an unexpecting staff member on Friday mornings and sing our song, but on this day, our principal walked in and she was the victim of our singing.   Here is a poem from the spring!

 

Add illustrations to our emergent reader

Usually, this book has clipart images, but I covered the images when I put this on the copy machine and asked my students to illustrate each page.   LOVE it!

kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!

Chatterpix

At times, I ask my students to recite the poem with Chatterpix (it is a free app).  These look complicated, but they are SO easy to make!

 

Then what?

Once the week is over, the poem goes into a few different places.  Like the Listening Center.  Students scan the QR code and sing along!

kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!

or students reconstruct the poem as an early finisher activity.

Read more about my Early Finisher activities:

Poetry Planning Made Easy

I have done all of the planning for you!  Here is a 5-day plan from my Poetry 2 set.  

kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!

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kindergarten poetry activities! This shared reading routine is perfect for fostering fluency with the love of reading. Daily songs and word work keep these poems fresh for your students! Check out these kindergarten poetry activities, including printables and a free download!

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12 Comments

  • Learning with Mrs. Brinn July 20 at 12:43 pm

    Love love love tying in music! (Especially when I cannot carry a tune.) Thanks for the freebie song… looking forward to seeing what you two put together. Great poetry ideas for the week!

  • Kim Post July 20 at 2:30 pm

    This is such an engaging way to learn poetry! My Master's Thesis was based on how music along with poetry increases literacy development among ELL students! So exciting!

  • Wendy Mathieu July 20 at 7:31 pm

    I wasn't able to download the song, but I think this is a great idea! I use the monthly poems and sometimes I have difficulty putting a poem to the correct tune. This would be a great resource.

  • bridgi8 July 21 at 12:51 am

    Hi Deedee, sorry this is off topic on your post for today, but I am trying to put together my Math Tool Kits and I am struggling with what to include in these kits. Is it possible for you to make a list of all the resources that you include in the kit. I have read the post and understand how you organize them but would love to see everything that is included. Thank you so much!

    • Deedee July 22 at 9:13 pm

      Hi there!

      I put all of the workmats, ten frames, 100's chart, and math talk cards from our Guiding Kinders math units.

  • Mrs. O'Donnell July 21 at 7:06 pm

    LOVE LOVE the music!! I have no music ability in my blood and I sadly admit sometimes I can not get the poem to music.. sad I know! 🙂

    • Deedee July 22 at 9:15 pm

      Ha! Sometimes I had to send one of my students over to another classroom to help the other teachers. THEN there were times when I would just stare into space and my students had to rescue me!

      I am thinking these would be an awesome independent station to go to!

  • Kaylan Robinson August 10 at 5:52 am

    What is that red clear colored paper you use to highlight the letters and words in your poems? I love that idea and would love to use that in my classroom with the poems bundle!

  • MG May 30 at 2:11 pm

    I found my teacher mentor! You are amazing! Could you email/share your time and day you do the poem work? Is it part of your literacy rotation? I am confused as you have so many ideas that I want to achieve for my little learners!
    Thank you for sharing your talent!

  • Rian September 5 at 7:03 pm

    Hi, what colored transparencies do you use on your pocket charts?

    • Deedee September 8 at 5:21 pm

      They are actually just poly page dividers that you get at Walmart… super cheap. Then I cut them up.

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