Poem of the Month

Clever Monkey

Students will love this fun back-to-school poem, and you will love the five-day lesson plan that makes it easy to boost phonemic awareness, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and creative response.

Quick built-in lessons

Incorporate a ten-minute poetry lesson into your daily routines to encourage participation, build student engagement, and develop a love of language and reading.

Daily support for a variety of skills

Read the poem every day to develop reading fluency, and use the built-in 5-day lesson plan to focus on a different teaching opportunity every day of the week.

“Clever Monkey” is part of the Grade K Whole-Class Resources kit but can be enjoyed by children and teachers of all ages!

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