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postheadericon February Poetry Folders- Groundhog Themed

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Each month, I make poetry packets for my students. We have a Word-A-Day, which we read and write in our word journal. By the end of them month, there are more than twenty words in their word journal. 

We also practice reading poems. This is a great way for the students to practice reading for fluency. 

 

Last year, I posted a poetry folder packet, which contained a Valentine Day theme. You can download all of those materials by clicking HERE

This year, I wanted my poetry folders to have a Groundhog Day theme. I created a new cover, word journal, and included links to word cards and poems. 

 

POETRY COVER:

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WORD CARDS:

You can download this for FREE at Teachers Pay Teachers

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You can also download these words for FREE at Teachers Pay Teachers. This packet contains more Groundhog Day words and President's Day word cards. 

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WORD JOURNAL:

 

February word journal-groundhog

 

POEMS: 

There is a packet of poems you can download for FREE at Aloha Kindergarten.

NOTE:  You may want to edit the "100 Day Song" to say "First Grade."

Feb Poems

 

This poem can be downloaded for FREE at Fun-in-First

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To access each month of poems, word cards, and word journals click on the links below:

 

November

December

January  

February

March

April 

May

June

 

 

 

 

postheadericon January Poetry Folders

 

 Poetry Folders are a great way to encourage students to read and practice reading with fluency. Fluency is the ability to read text accurately and with expression. Students read fluently when they don't have to focus on decoding and can make meaning and comprehend the text they are reading. 

Each month I choose poems that are at my students' reading level or just above their reading level. For each poem, I model how to read each poem using reading behaviors such as phrasing, rate, intonation, expression, etc.  I begin by reading the poem aloud to the students while they point to the words in the poem. I may do this a few times. Next, we read the poem aloud as a small group.  Again, I may have the students read the same poem several times. You will know they are ready to read independently when the students are asking to read by themselves. I often hear, "I can read it!" or "Can I read all by myself now?" They are excited to read!

My students practice reading their poems several times until fluency has developed and they are reading with expression and confidence. By the end of the month, they can read all the poems in the packet fluently and look forward to taking them home to read with their family and friends. 

 

PACKET COVER:

Each student received a packet with a cover. I put their name on the cover and give them a few minutes to color and decorate this page. 

This is the cover I created for this month's poetry packet. You can download this page by clicking on the image below. 

January poetry cover

WORD CARDS:

This month, I am using word cards from A Pocket Full of Centers. There are 8 pages of words to use from December to early February. There are lots of great words in this packet!

You can download theseword wall cards for FREE at pocketfulofcenters.blogspot.com

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WORD JOURNAL: 

After we read the word-of-the-day, we write the word in our word journal. 

We practice reading our words each day. At the end of the month, we have 20+ words we have learned to read together.

You can download this page by clicking on the image below.

january word journal

 

POEMS:

I also read poems with my students to build their fluency.  When the students come to my teacher table, they often ask to read their poems before we begin working on our reading skills for the day. It makes me excited to see them so excited about reading! 

There's tons of cute poems on Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers. I found this packet of poems at Aloha Kindergarten! There are 8 pages of poems to choose from! I chose 4 poems from this packet. There is also a poem in this packet about Martin Luther King Jr. that I will be using later in the month. 

january poems

 

postheadericon December Poetry Folder

 

Poetry Packets are a great way to build fluency in young readers. When reading short poems, children aquire word knowledge and are able to read them with confidence and expression. 

At my teacher table each day, I introduce the Word-of-the Day. These words usually have something to do with the season, holiday, or things children would see each day. We talk about the word and talk about any phonics rules the word may contain. Then, we talk about where or when we would see this word. 

 

Each month, the packet has a cover with the student's name on it. They color and decorate to make it their own. 

You can download the PDF, by clicking on the link below:

Poetry Packet Cover:

December-cover

 

This month, I have created word cards that are gingerbread themed to go along with the book "The Gingerbread Boy" 

 

You can download the PDF, by clicking on the link below:

Word Cards:

gingerbread word cards

 

When we are done reading our Word-of-the-Day we write the word in our word journal 

You can download the PDF, by clicking on the link below:

Word Journal:

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I found these poems, on Aloha Kindergarten. You can download these poems by clicking on the link below. You will be directed to the site, where you may download these poems. 

POEMS:

 

December-Poems

 

postheadericon November Poetry Folder

 

Poetry Folders are a great way to encourage students to read and practice reading with fluency. Fluency is the ability to read text accurately and with expression. Students read fluently when they don't have to focus on decoding and can make meaning and comprehend the text they are reading. 

Each month I choose poems that are at my students' reading level or just above their reading level. For each poem, I model how to read each poem using reading behaviors such as phrasing, rate, intonation, expression, etc.  I begin by reading the poem aloud to the students while they point to the words in the poem. I may do this a few times. Next, we read the poem aloud as a small group.  Again, I may have the students read the same poem several times. You will know they are ready to read independently when the students are asking to read by themselves. I often hear, "I can read it!" or "Can I read all by myself now?" They are excited to read!

My students practice reading their poems several times until fluency has developed and they are reading with expression and confidence. By the end of the month, they can read all the poems in the packet fluently and look forward to taking them home to read with their family and friends. 

 

PACKET COVER:

Each student received a packet with a cover. I put their name on the cover and give them a few minutes to color and decorate this page. 

This is the cover I created for this month's poetry packet. You can download this page by clicking on the image below. 

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Word Wall Cards:

These cards are from Teachers Pay Teachers. You can download these words for Free. 

 

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Word Journal:

After we read the word-of-the-day, we write the word in our word journal. We practice reading these words each day. 

You can download this word journal by clicking on the image below:

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Poems

I found these poems at Aloha Kindergarten. You can download these poems by clicking on the image below:

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