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I Love Poems!
This month’s activities will feature how to use poetry in your classrooms. Children forget many things, but when you put a rhyme in their hearts it will be there forever!
Here are eight great reasons for integrating poetry in 2008:
According to the National Institute for Literacy, “Poetry is especially suited to fluency practice because poems for children are often short and they contain rhythm, rhyme, and meaning, making practice easy, fun, and rewarding.”
National Standards recommend reading a wide range of print and employing a wide range of writing strategies. Poems can be particularly effective in helping students participate as a member of a literary community for learning and enjoyment.