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 editable 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.
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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