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As you prepare your classroom for Valentine's Day, have students focus on poetry for writing practice. Students can develop their reading fluency, practice identifying sight words, learn how to write different types of poems, and more using the poetry resources below.

February is also Black History Month. Scroll down to find some excellent resources that focus on African Americans and their important roles in history.

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Poetry/Valentine's Day

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TCR2331 How to Write a Poem, Grades 3-6
TCR2331 How to Write a Poem, Grades 3-6
Promote a "can do" attitude with inspiring activities that help students appreciate the creativity of poetry. Busy teachers appreciate the variety of activities, hands-on experiences, and independent learning opportunities presented in this valuable resource. [more]

Grade(s): 3-6
Pages: 48
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TCR9051 Discovering Genres: Poetry
TCR9051 Discovering Genres: Poetry
By discovering the uniqueness of each literary genre, students can better appreciate and comprehend what they read. A wide range of standards-based lessons help students recognize each genre, develop vocabulary, learn reading strategies, practice writing skills, make grammar connections, use graphic organizers, assess what they have learned, and complete culminating [more]

Grade(s): 3-4
Pages: 176
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TCR3521 Phonics Poetry
TCR3521 Phonics Poetry
Grade(s): K-2
Pages: 48
TCR3507 Sight Word Poetry
TCR3507 Sight Word Poetry
Grade(s): K-2
Pages: 48

Black History Month

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TCR3997 US History Readers' Theater Grade 5 & up
TCR3997 US History Readers' Theater Grade 5 & up
Why use Readers' Theater in history classes? The format gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history. Performers can relate to the tension of a young married couple escaping from slavery to freedom. They can imagine the terror of wading through the water at [more]

Grade(s): 5-8
Pages: 112
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TCR3395 Spotlight On America: African Americans Grade 5-8
TCR3395 Spotlight On America: African Americans Grade 5-8
Enrich content area reading and encourage students to take an in-depth view of the people and events of specific eras of American history. Nonfiction reading comprehension is emphasized along with research, writing, critical thinking, history, and geography. A readers' theater is also included.

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