Benefits of Poetry

Benefits of Teaching Poetry

It’s almost April, and you know what that means: Poetry Month. (And taxes, but Poetry Month is more fun.) While I love poetry month, I am also a big supporter of poetry all year! There are many benefits to reading poetry with your students. Read on to find out what they are: Less intimidating for struggling readers. Because poems are often […]

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Poem-tac-toe Freebie!

Teaching poetry with elementary students can be intimidating, but there are so many important skills that can be addressed. First and foremost, fluency! We all know that reading a text repeatedly can help build fluency. When I taught third grade, it was so hard to get them to read a text again. #thestruggleisrealyo That’s why poems are so great! They are fun, […]

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6 Reasons to Read Aloud to Your Students EVERYDAY!

Welcome to Part 1 in my series “Read Alouds are Awesome” (as sung to the Lego Movie theme song.) Here’s a simile for all you teachers out there: Reading aloud is like flossing. You know you should do it every day because it has long term benefits. You feel really good about it when you do it. But sometimes it’s late, […]

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