Winter Poems for Shared Reading!

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!

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. 

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!
Arctic Animals 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!

Winter Poems for Shared Reading! 1
Winter's Here Poem

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!

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!

Another winter favorite for our poetry center!

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!
Five Snowmen Poem

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.

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!
Hot Cocoa Poem: Music and Video Version

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. These easy poetry lessons will engage your classroom in shared reading. Poems help you focus on fluency while having fun!
Sledding Poem: Available for Seesaw and Google Slides

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!

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!

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! 

Would you like to know more about teaching poetry in the classroom? Here are a couple of blog posts for you!

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!

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Deedee Wills

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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19 Responses

  1. I didn't realize you could use your Overhead Station for the Promethean Board…so cool…just added to my wishlist! I purchased your December poetry pack and can't wait to use the gingerbread poem next week….thanks for your great products.

    Kelly
    Kindergarten Kel

    1. Hi Kelly… yes, I print the pages on white paper and have the students lay them under the document camera. Then I open the Promethean program and set it to transparent.

      If I get my act together, I just might scan the documents into the program directly…Ha!

  2. Deedee,
    Once again, your Writing Work Stations are a hit with my kids! They were rather peeved when I didn't get the December ones up yet (due to a dead laminating machine)! So, thanks for your great work!
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  3. DeeDee,

    I am a first year teacher…trying to figure out literacy stations. I printed your station cards yesterday(I love how you have smaller groups…and flip the stations I never would have thought about doing that). I also bought your I can station cards which are a revelation to me as well. I would have never thought to give specific tasks at big book, library, and poetry! Wahooooo! I am so excited about finally giving meaning to my stations! I believe its going to give me time for my small groups…which has been lacking because I have had such trouble keeping them on task without a good system.

    I do have a question. Do you switch stations weekly? or a longer roation? I have 22 students and to do 2 to a station it would seem that it would need to be longer to get everyone through each station.

    I have your writing station (my kids love it!) and just bought your stamping station. I am looking at your games too. I have to work on bringing in one thing at a time. 🙂

    Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing!
    Traci

    1. Hi Traci, I am so glad you are finding my resources helpful.

      I do rotate some stations weekly and some (like the games where I want them to repeatedly practice something) stay longer. I also don't rotate EVERYthing on a Monday (as you can see from my poetry/pocket chart station). I try to keep the tasks familiar and just swap out the materials. This allows me to work with my groups.

  4. I saw somewhere you only do 15-20 minutes per activity. I guess I am just thinking if I have the stamping station out, I want everyone to have a turn at it. If I do groups of two that would take more than one week to get everyone through that page. Am I missing something? Traci

  5. You are amazing Deedee! I love coming to visit you! I just shared some Christmas poetry *freebies*…I would love for you to come and check them out if you get the chance. My kiddos always love the Polar Express song/poem and Hello Santa. They will still be singing/reading Hello Santa in May!!! Lol! =)

    Blessings,

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

  6. I homeschool and my kids love the poetry stations! We do them together! They loved the Winter's Here Poem (they sing it all day) and now we are the Gingerbread Man poem and I can not get the get the tune right to that poem for the life of me. Can you, maybe…..record you or your class singing it so we can get it right?
    Thank you

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