Celebrate National Poetry Month in the primary classroom with this planning guide and set of resources.
Use the weekly planning guide to lead your students through short mini-lessons; each day focusing on a different literary device or poetic form. Everything you will need to celebrate weeks 4 and 5 are included in this resource pack!
This teaching resource pack includes:
- Acrostic Poems Poster
- Earth Day Acrostic Poem – Template
- Rhyming Word Cards
- Rhyming Poems Poster
- Writing Template – Primary Grades
- Color Rhyming and Poetry Worksheet
- Simile Poster for Young Students
- Simile Poems Poster
- All About Me! – Simile Poem Template
- Primary Weekly Poetry Guide – Weeks 4 and 5
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Common Core State Standards alignment
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems)....
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses....
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song....
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language....
Recognize and produce rhyming words....
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure....
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure....
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences....
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