As promised, here's a great poetry prediction activity you can use in your classroom! If you grab it, let me know! :)
I used this on Friday with my K-2 intervention group. We have 8 intervention groups that run for 30-minutes every morning. They are combined K-2 so we can pool our teacher resources. We have a group doing Road to the Code, K PALS, 1st Grade PALS, sight words, word attach strategies, low fluency, high fluency, and I teach a CAFE inspired comprehension group for high readers. I have three K and about 30 1st and 2nd graders in my group. We work on deeper comprehension strategies and it has been so fun. We used to do our groups by just splitting the kids up according to their DIBELS results, so this is our attempt at a truly RTI structured intervention program. We've been doing it for about 2 months now and really liking it.
So, my group started by just talking about books. We played a LOT of "Fiction Go Fish" and I loooooved walking around and hearing kiddos talk about what we had read together.
Then we mastered the "somebody-wanted-but-so" summary and now we're working on making and supporting predictions.
Anyway... on with the freebie. It is 6 "what am I" poems and a recording sheet for students to write their guesses and support them with proof from each poem. I did it as a "Scoot" type activity where I put the kids into 6 groups, each group went to a poem, read the poem, wrote their guess/proof, and then "scooted" to the next poem on my signal. It was fun and interesting for me to see the difference in the thinking between the three grade levels! My K kiddos didn't quite get the "proof" thing, but the 1st and 2nd graders did well on that! Not having taught K before, being with the three littles that are in my intervention group has been fun!
Ok! No more rambling- here is the file:
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