Kids Poems: Ist Grade
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written by first graders that will inspire your first graders. Routman provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: learning to skate, disliking asparagus, playing with a best friend, and more. She shows how she demonstrates the poetry-writing process to children: thinking aloud and drafting poems about her own life and then collaborating on a poem together before children write on their own. Includes 20 reproducible poems written and illustrated by first graders.