traumasocialworker: “ I am a big advocate for the use of poetry therapy, and have found it to be a very useful tool for counseling. This particular poetic technique is called an “I Am” poem. The poem is a fill-in-the-blank exercise.
Check out these poem of the week activities for first and second grade. Tons of original poetry with a variety of activities to help build fluency and comprehension. As students read poems attention is drawn to phrasing and intonation.
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she took what little they gave her and made it everything. then they got jealous and tried to take it away from her. but what she had, they didn’t know what to do with it, because they had never worked on themselves in order to maintain it. so they lost it, and lost her, and she became better and better, and they were left behind.
Check out these Poem of the Week packs for first and second grade! Poems and activities for the whole year! It's a great way to incorporate poetry every day. can be used for shared reading, word work, daily literacy stations, and more!