Use this weekly poetry guide to celebrate National Poetry Month in your primary classroom.
Want to celebrate National Poetry Month but don’t know how? Use this weekly poetry guide to lead your primary students through short mini-lessons; each day focusing on a different literary device or poetic form.
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Common Core Curriculum 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.
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
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.
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