visualizing... Would be awesome if teacher read this aloud to class, then students had to draw what they thought the giant looked like, based on what they heard.

mental images

We are going to read Green Giant by Jack Prelutsky and create mental images. I'm excited to see what they end up creating. I wrote the poem ...

Good poem to use with visualization. Students draw what they are visualizing after the first 2 verses, then draw their new visualization after hearing the third verse

Notes From the Portable: March A Poem Each Week - Free Poetry Lessons for March

March Poems for kids

Notes From the Portable is a blog about teaching, reflecting on connections to Common Core Standards and 21st-Century Skills.

Poetry Terms from Reading Mecca on TeachersNotebook.com - (1 page) - This poetry reference page is great for teaching young students, grades 1 through 4, about poetry terms such as alliteration and metaphors. The page includes a sample of each term that is easy to read and visualize.

Poetry Terms from Reading Mecca on TeachersNotebook.com (1 page)

Poetry Terms from Reading Mecca on TeachersNotebook.com (1 page)

First Grade Wow: A Whole Lotta Sharin' Goin' On! Poetry

A Whole Lotta Sharin' Goin' On!

First Grade Wow: A Whole Lotta Sharin' Goin' On! Poetry

A Quick and Easy Visualizing Lesson using Poetry (includes freebies)

Quick and Easy Visualizing Lesson | Teaching With Haley O'Connor

A Quick and Easy Visualizing Lesson using Poetry (includes freebies)

If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought…

The Literacy Effect

If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought…

Tracked In & Focused on Poetry: tools to help do a weekly poetry focus

Tracked In & Focused on Poetry

If you haven't yet found Julie Ballew on Top Teaching (by Scholastic), you must check it out. You'll probably remember Top Teaching from all the great stuff Beth Newingham shared about Reading Workshop. Well, Julie Ballew is new to TT this year and her posts are awesome, not to mention the wealth of anchor charts that are on her own literacy website and literacy blog. Last week she wrote about something called Focus Poetry. After reading this post, I said, "I LOVE THIS!" So easy and do-able…

A Literate Life - Anchor Charts

Reading poetry terms

Reading poetry terms

ouch poems {to go with /ow/ and /ou/ So cute! I have to remember to do this next year .

OUCH!!!

ouch poems {to go with /ow/ and /ou/ So cute! I have to remember to do this next year .

Poetry anchor chart!

Five for Friday (on Saturday)!

Poetry anchor chart!

Sensory Poetry Made Simple for Kindergarten and First Grade, plus snag the great FREEBIE that will help you get started with write your own sensory poem!

Poetry for Kids Made Simple {& a FREEBIE} | Mrs. Richardson's Class

See how easy introducing and teaching poetry for kids can be. This post not only has helpful tips and ideas, but a free download to help you get started.

types of poetry

Life in First Grade

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." -Jacqueline Kennedy

We are working on telling time in first grade and I wanted to share this cute song in case anyone else is teaching time right now. This is another one of those songs that I have known forever but that I don't know the origins of- if it's yours let me know! We've been singing…

Telling Time Song for Kindergarten and First Grade

We are working on telling time in first grade and I wanted to share this cute song in case anyone else is teaching time right now. This is another one of those songs that I have known forever but that I don't know the origins of- if it's yours let me know! We've been singing…

Visualizing Anchor Chart

The Lioness Teacher on Instagram: “Just sharing what I call a "master piece" 😂 but its just an #anchorchart I got off #pinterest for "Visualizing" #readingstrategy…”

Visualizing Anchor Chart