Welcome to the “Spring is Here!” Poetry Blog Hop. You’ve reached Stop # 13!
With the first few weeks of April behind us, you’re probably knee-deep in poetry and ready for some new resources for Poetry Month. Well, guess what?! I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite literacy bloggers to bring you a blog hop filled with FABULOUS poetry freebies. (Thank you to Carla, from Comprehension Connection, for organizing this hop!)
If you’re just joining us… WELCOME! However, you may want to hop back to Stop #1 (Comprehension Connection) to grab all the freebies you missed. If you want to keep going, though, you can always hop back at the end.
Poems for Two Voices
When I first started with partner poetry, I mostly used Partner Poems for Building Fluency by Tim Rasinski**. I still use a lot of those poems but have since developed my own poems with a back-and-forth narrative structure. Most of my poems have a sequence of events that the students can retell, and they’re more similar to a Readers Theater with assigned character parts. I liked the idea of two characters talking or thinking aloud in a dialogue-type structure. Many of the partner poems I’ve created have a problem/solution format, but others are just looking at ONE situation from two different points of view. (Check them out here!)
Typically, I integrate these poems around the holidays as literacy centers or for fluency warm-ups, but I’ve started to use them more for other integrated literacy skills, as well. They’re great for character analysis, making inferences, making connections, analyzing point of view, and so much more!
For my poetry blog hop freebie, I decided to share my NEWEST partner poem (with comprehension activities), “Wake Up, Grizzly Bear!” This product will be free, for a LIMITED TIME only, during the blog hop (4/10/15-4/12/15).
It will go back to being a paid item in my store on April 13, 2015.
I’ve also included a few props to use with this poem. (Aren’t the graphics from Teaching in the Tongass so cute?!) All you have to do is download/print the file from Google Docs, cut out the characters, and laminate or glue to paper plates. These props could be fun for your April Poetry Month performances!
Looking for more ideas? Here are additional poems and poetry books for multiple voices that I currently use in my classroom:
- Partner Poems for Building Fluency, Gr. 4-6 (Tim Rasinski)
- Partner Poems for Building Fluency, Gr. 2-4 (Bobbi Katz)
- Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More!: Poems for Two Voices (Carole Gerber)
- Messing Around on the Monkey Bars: and Other School Poems for Two Voices (Betsy Franco)
- Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices (Paul Fleischman)
- The Literacy Nest: A Poetry Bundle (Emily Gibbons)
For those of you who follow my store, you know that I recently bundled ALL my partner poetry products into one GIANT mega-bundle. I’ll be giving away this bundle to ONE lucky winner on this hop! (Will it be you?!)
Check out the product by clicking the image below:
Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway for a chance to win! This giveaway has officially ended.
The winner is…
Thanks for joining the hop and stopping by!
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