This year, I am actually sticking with it and so far they have 5 poems in the folder!! Yay! They will have 6 this Friday!! I'm on a roll!
Here's what I do:
Monday - Read the Poem on the SMART Board 2 or 3 times. I read first, then they copy me, then we read together and I try to get them to fill in the rhyming words.
Tuesday - Read it again and this time they get to go up and circle sight words that they know
Wednesday - Read it again, circle words that start with the letter of the week
Thursday - Read it again, see how much they can read on their own
Friday - Put a copy of the poem on the left side of their folder and do an activity on the right. Usually I have something they can highlight in the poem or have a word they can write.
Here are some of the poems that we have done so far. 4 of them were from Nursery Rhymes week and I found the ideas on Pinterest. You can see my pin about them HERE.
|Twinkle Twinkle - the made stars with crayon and did resist painting with blue paint. Then highlighted the words that rhymed.|
|Little Miss Muffet - They drew a picture for each action in the poem.|
|Baa Baa Black Sheep - wrote the word the, bubble painted the sheep (failed art project..ha).|
|Itsy Bitsy Spider - Made a house of shapes, drew a spider on the spout and wrote the word THE.|
|A Monster Lunch - highlighted the WORD "a" not the letter. Colored their monster - I went easy this week.|
This week, I wrote a poem to go with Ten Apples Up On Top. We are going to put the poem on the left side and on the right, they will put a small picture of themselves at the bottom of the page and then make a pattern of 10 apples stacked on their head.
I'm having a lot of fun teaching skills from this and am kicking myself for never sticking with it before.
Do you do poetry notebooks?