Hey everyone! I am linking up with Kinder Tribe for What Worked Well Wednesday.
This year, I have been introducing a new poem every week for shared reading.
I have always done shared reading...sporadically.
But now, we are reading the poem EVERY SINGLE DAY.
AND, I have been changing the poem EVERY SINGLE WEEK.
I have been doing this for 5 WHOLE WEEKS.
My class has seriously been loving it. And so have I. We have been working on so many reading skills in just 5 minutes a day. We have been working on directionality, one to one correspondence, fluency, and letter/word id. This poem came from this amazing FREE in this September Poems and Songs pack I found on TPT. It is to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
On Monday, I point read the poem twice. Usually, the kids start to read along by the second time.Then I pick a few students to point, while everyone else reads. I ask each student to find a letter or word they know. On Tuesday, I point to the poem one time, and then let the kids point. Wednesday-Friday, just the kids point.By Friday, everyone has had a chance.
This popular poem is all over pinterest. I typed it up and you can grab it FREE HERE. The apple clipart comes from Creative Clips.
I like my shared reading poems to be cut up word by word. I think this helps with one to one correspondence. With this poem, I gave kids :special picture" pieces. When we read that word, students got up and put the picture on top of the word. They had a lot of fun with this. I found this poem in Tara West's Kinder Literacy Units.
I think the pointers are the kids FAVORITE part of shared reading. I am always misplacing my pointers. I can never find them when I want to. So, last night, I went to Michaels and bought this cardboard container. An oatmeal tub would work just as well. I decorated it with some washi tape and VOILA! A beautiful pointer holder.
Be sure to stop by Kinder Tribe to see what else Worked Well this week.