I spent the day (it was really cold outside) binding poetry books for my class. During our IR conferences this last little while, we discovered that the poetry genre is an area that our class needs to read more. A LOT more. My dilemma-where to get resources... What to do??
Teachers Pay Teachers. A BIG, BIG hug goes out to the teachers who made these awesome resources available as freebies through their stores. I appreciate it sooooo much and my kiddos will, too. Please click on the picture to go straight to the site.
1. I downloaded these excellent freebies:
(I left feedback for each and am now following the stores)
2. I photocopied each poetry booklet on different coloured paper:
3. I created covers for the books using Lettering Delights and MS Word clipart:
and laminated them for durability...
3. I bound the books using:
4. I have EIGHT (I photocopied each poetry book twice) poetry books for my class!!
**I included the store/teacher information page at the end of each book**
I will also use my Smart Board to display the poems and do shared reading activities. I am trying not to dissect every poem after reading Awakening the Heart by Georgia Heard. FANTASTIC resource, by the way. It's an easy read and Ms. Heard has practical, insightful ideas about instilling a love of poetry in your kids.
Whew!! That's all for now. What do you do in your class to incorporate poetry?