Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Poems help you focus on fluency while having fun!
Teaching Poetry in the classroom
Teaching poetry in the classroom is one of my favorite things… and it quickly becomes a favorite for students. Research has show that poetry is a natural way to teach phonics skills, fluency, and engage students in oral language. When students are motivated, they want to explore more! This is why (speaking from experience) you’ll have students keeping you on track and making sure you don’t skip poetry once you begin teaching these engaging lessons!
Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade
When winter comes in kindergarten, something magical happens. Students seem to come back from the winter break and they have grown… both in size and in their independence. But one thing they still love is our weekly poem.
They get extra thrilled when one of their favorite poems gets put into a literacy station for the week. Students work together with their partner to put the poem in order. I may even throw in a word work activity that goes along with the poem, too!
They can also highlight certain sight words that they know. These poems are recorded (can you see the iPhone?) Students can scan a QR code to listen to the song while they are reconstructing it!
Another winter favorite for our poetry center!
Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade: Videos!
There are times when we put the video on and they sing along as well. It is a fun way to start the morning! Those repeated opportunities to see and read (sing) these poems reinforce fluency and prosody.
Students can even watch the poem videos on their own devices. HOORAY for one more way to incorporate poetry throughout the day! (See what I did there… poetry is the best! )
Winter Poems for Kindergarten and First Grade: Student Notebooks
We love adding to our poetry notebooks with each new poem we read. By the end of the year, students have an entire collection of poems they can share and they think it is the Coolest. Thing. Ever!
You can find these winter poems for kindergarten and first grade by clicking on the pictures in this blog post. OR, check out the mega bundles for poems throughout the year! You will get access to poems, songs, videos, and interactive notebooks. I do have two sets since some teachers have looped with their class and they wanted to have a new set of poems!