Poem of the Month

Dear Sun

The first day of spring is March 20th this year, and World Poetry Day follows the very next day on March 21st. Why not celebrate both—and foster a spirit of gratitude—with this sunny poem from JillE Literacy?

Poetry is a fun and effective way to engage reluctant readers and build reading fluency through short, repeated, shared reading experiences that develop essential literacy skills in a low-stress context. Repeated reading of the poems in JillE Literacy helps all students feel successful and builds their identities as readers.

The built-in five-day lesson plan on the back of every JillE Literacy poem makes it easy to read and reread the poem over the course of a week, focusing on a different literacy opportunity each day.

“Dear Sun” is part of the Grade 1 Whole-Class Resources kit but can be enjoyed by children and teachers of all ages!

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