Thursday, January 21, 2016

February A Poem Each Week

The Free February A Poem Each Week has arrived. This month goes from poems about sickness to roads not taken. We feel the sadness of friends moving, and celebrate the love of friends and family. 

Poetry is great for read alouds and introducing and reviewing standards. This month we are looking at four winter and holiday themed poems.
Sick by Shel Silverstein
(i carry your heart with me (i carry it in) by e.e. cumming
Since Hannah Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

These discussions and activities give students a chance to connect the poems to themselves and the world around them. Many times we forget the fun of poems because we had to "dissect" them in high school and college. But, kids love it! Poems break rules, have a rhythm that kids understand, and allow them to quickly make connections.

Each of these poems can be easily found in your school or local library. Many of these poems used can be found with an online search as well. If you have trouble locating these poems, please ask your school library media specialist for assistance. Use these FREE resources to get your students excited about reading poetry. These are great fillers during the holiday season for read alouds, end-of-the day, and winding down from recess.

You can access my FREE What is Poetry Book to help students learn poetry terms and styles.

So what are you waiting for? Grab this February a Poem Each Week and treat your class to a great poem. If you like these you can also download the September, October, November, December, and January editions.

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Happy Teaching!


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