The October A Poem Each Week has arrived! This time of year gets super busy with Red Ribbon Week, assemblies, parties, and testing. Poetry is a great way to squeeze in read alouds and introduce and review new standards.
This month we are looking at 4 poems.
Dreams by Langston Hughes
Explorers by Jessica Zannini
Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg
Halloween by Ken Nesbitt
Each of these poems can be easily found in your school or local library. Many of these poems used can be found with an online search as well. If you have trouble locating these poems, please ask your school library media specialist for assistance.
These poems are great to use with your own children and grandchildren. They are great to read together and discuss in whole group and small group lessons. With younger children, choral read the poems so they can learn the rhythm. With older students have them identify parts of speech in the poem and have them read or memorize the poem.
Click here to access this month’s activities.
Click here for the What is Poetry? book.
And if you want more poetry to read aloud, these are fabulous! (*Please note these are Amazon affiliate links.)
Monster Trucks by Anika Denise
It’s Halloween by Jack Prelutsky
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