Learning to read with fluency isn’t easy for kids a lot of the time. Nonetheless, it is super important for kids to read with fluency. There is no getting around it. Using poetry is a good way for kids to start reading with fluency and expression. Poetry is typically short and sweet and if you pick just the right poem, you can find a lot of punctuation topics to teach about. Don’t forget to check out the free poem download at the bottom of the post.
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The Random House Book of Poetry for ChildrenA Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for ChildrenA Child’s Anthology of PoetryA Child’s Garden of VersesNational Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems)Poetry for Young People: Emily DickinsonThe Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children’s PoemsWriting Poetry with Children
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