An outstanding classroom aid for building a love of oral language through poetry and rhyme. Engaging, themed poetry poster cards encourage and enhance fluency in all students. Three levels — PreK-K (Poetry Works! The First Verse), K-3 (Poetry Works!), and 3-6 (Poetry Works! The Second Stanza) — provide flexibility and abundant support as well as a multitude of options for paired readings, shared readings, choral readings, Readers' Theater, and antiphonal readings. Poetry Works! supports fluency development when it is used to model good oral reading by modeling good phrasing and expression.
Poetry Works! supports other areas of reading development, too. Each poem card is perfect for developing vocabulary, teaching idioms, developing comprehension skills, and introducing the love of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. Students become better readers as well as better thinkers and writers. They learn to listen purposefully, recognize different perspectives, find meaning by combining prior knowledge and context, recognize patterns, use their senses, and work together. Poetry Works! also makes a perfect Poetry Literacy Center for classrooms, with ideas for teachers and hands-on activities for students. The posters and blackline masters of the poems give children a chance to make their own poetry books and create their own poetry.
Primary Grades. 75 full-color posters, 272-page Teacher Guide + cassette, easel storage box. Modern Curriculum Press / Pearson Learning, 1991.
*Please note that Poetry Works!, Poetry Works! The First Verse, and Poetry Works! The Second Stanza are sold separately. Use the drop down menu to select which poem poster pack you'd like to purchase.