Markdown Monday Linky...Scarecrow Resources

Happy Labor Day readers!  I hope you're enjoying your day off with picnics, pool time, and family fun. I know that's what I plan to do at least part of the day.  

I am linking up today with Kelly and Kim's Kindergarten Kreations for Markdown Monday.  We were asked to choose one item to mark down and blog about it. 

$2.00 for Monday 9/1/14 only

I am choosing my Fall Poetry for Your Pockets set, and from the set, I thought I'd share "A Scarecrow's Job" and how I use the poems along with few other resources that could be used with it.

The poems come in black and white and color.  Each is intended to be used several times over the week for a brief fluency practice session as part of guided reading.  Other activities I've done with these include:  marking phrases, timed repeated readings, partner reads, and acting them out.

The target age group for these poems would be 2nd-3rd.  

If teachers are wanting to use the poem in conjunction with other scarecrow themed books, one of my favorites is Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant. It has wonderfully poetic language.  The unit I designed to go with the book will be 1/2 price for Monday too.  It includes materials for reading comprehension and writing. 

$2.00 for Monday 9/1/14 only

Other options for Scarecrow themed books include the following:

For Scarecrow themed freebies from Teachers Pay Teachers, click on the preview picture below:

Scarecrow Glyph & Puppet Pattern CraftivityScarecrow Paper PlateScarecrow Art & Writing
Scarecrow Writing & Craft Activity FREEBIECompare & Contrast with the Lonely Scarecrow

I hope your day is more exciting than a Scarecrow's.  Until next time, happy reading!


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