The Free April A Poem Each Week has arrived!
Poetry is great for read alouds and introducing and reviewing standards. This month we are looking at four winter and holiday themed poems. (* Please note that some links are Amazon Affiliate Links)
Now We Are Six – A. A. Milne
Mary’s Lamb – Sara Hale
Dream Variations – Langston Hughes
Casey at the Bat – Ernest Lawerence Thayer
These discussions and activities give students a chance to connect the poems to themselves and the world around them. Many times we forget the fun of poems because we had to “dissect” them in high school and college. But, kids love it! Poems break rules, have a rhythm that kids understand, and allow them to quickly make connections.
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. Use these FREE resources to get your students excited about reading poetry. These are great fillers during the holiday season for read alouds, end-of-the day, and winding down from recess.
So what are you waiting for? Grab this April a Poem Each Week and treat your class to great poems. If you like these you can also download the September, October, November, December, January, February, and March editions.
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