Tuesday, October 18, 2016

5 Fall Poems for Kids

Kids will Fall into Reading with these 5 Autumn themed poems about apples, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and turkeys.

Sung to familiar tunes, these 5 Fall Poems can be used to engage the kids in reading; reinforcing reading strategies, rhyming, sight word recognition, tracking print, sequencing, retelling, and language skills. 

Great for poetry notebooks, poem of the week activities, poetry centers, readers theater, guided reading, tutoring groups, and more. 

You can kick up the "fun" notch simply by personalizing poems.  Leaves, Ted the Turkey, and Scarecrow, Scarecrow are among the student's favorite to change names. Read below to find out how I personalize the poems.

 When reciting Scarecrow, Scarecrow, replace the word "crows" with a student's name.

 Replace the word "me", with a students' name to personalize this fun Leaves poem

Who doesn't want to be a turkey? :) Replace "Ted" with a students' name, and watch as the class giggles and become eager to read it again!

Download individual poems, or click here to save as a bundle.
If you love using poetry in the classroom as much as I do, you will love my Build a Poem Centers.

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