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Fall Poem of the Week for Scarecrow Unit Fluency Activities Visualizing

Fall is a great time for scarecrows, and this fall poem of the week will work well for your students as fluency practice with repeated readings. The poem is an original poem and is intended to be used over a 3 day sequence with various fluency building activities.

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Fall is a great time for scarecrows, and this fall poem of the week will work well for your students as fluency practice with repeated readings. The poem is an original poem and is intended to be used over a 3 day sequence with various fluency building activities.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH THIS FALL POEM OF THE WEEK SAMPLER:

  • A Scarecrow’s Job Poem
  • Vocabulary word cards
  • Comprehension and Word Work Activity Page
  • Visualizing with Text Evidence

WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN YOU INCLUDE WITH THIS FALL POEM OF THE WEEK SAMPLER?

  • Word hunts for sight words, words by phonics pattern, and context clues
  • Fluency…phrase marking and repeated readings, alternating lines, echo reading, choral reading
  • Comprehension-text dependent questions and inferences
  • Color coding…compound words, synonyms, antonyms
  • Themed writing
  • Text evidence for visualizing

WHAT TEACHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS FALL POEM OF THE WEEK SAMPLER:

  • My students were truly engaged in this activity. Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful resource in which students can dig deeper into the text. 
  • This resource was a great addition for homework and practicing the skill of visualizing with a fun and less challenging text!
  • All I can say is that I want more of these! I love the fall theme!
  • Great for a reading center. The kids loved the character and really enjoyed to holiday theme.

HOW POEM OF THE WEEK BENEFITS READERS:

Students need to work on comprehension and word analysis skills with a variety of texts, and poetry works well for brief lessons with lots of impact. Reading fluency is a critical skill for all primary readers. Using a Poem of the Week program is a well established fluency building strategy. If you use the activities I mentioned with each poem in a regular routine, you will see fluency growth.

This poem is a preview of my fall poem of the week collection that includes 10 original poems with blackline illustrations and color illustrations for fall and the beginning of winter as well as two analysis pages that will help your students with word study skills, comprehension of the poem, and specifically visualizing using text details.

Here are the titles of the poems included in the fall set linked below in case you are interested. You can tie them to themed literature for lots of discussion.

  1. Little Pumpkin on the Vine
  2. If I was a Field Mouse
  3. Owl Up in the Tree
  4. A Scarecrow’s Job
  5. The Camping Adventure
  6. Silly Little Puppy
  7. Tough Turkey
  8. Gingerbread Tricks
  9. The Sights and Sounds of Christmas
  10. Winter Fun

Each poem is intended to be used for the week for repeated readings, phrase marking, sightword highlighter hunts, word building activities, and comprehension. I starred the Fall set down below.

OTHER POETRY RESOURCES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

Emergent/Beginning Readers:

For grades 2-5:

This product is best for grades 2 and 3.

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