Try out this free pocket chart poem perfect for Valentine’s Day. Pocket chart poems are one of my favourite literacy activities for kindergarten and even first grade. They cover so many skills… rhyming, sight words, vocabulary, sequencing, phonics and more. They are great for whole group lessons but also work as a literacy center once they have been introduced to the class. And best of all…. kids seem to love them as much as teachers!
This short poem fits nicely in a smaller 6 row pocket chart. Read the poem together with your class and use it to teach or reinforce skills. You might want to focus on:
- Color Words Blue & Red: Brainstorm other things that are these colors.
- Sight Words: Great for introducing the word are which is repeated 4 times in the poem (also…. is, and, so & you)
- Sweet & Sour: Discuss & brainstorm things that are sweet and sour.
- Punctuation: Find the different kinds of punctuation used in this poem.
Give your students their own copy. I always had a song and poem book for my students that they added all their poems to. Rereading familiar texts is great practice for our early readers.
Follow up with some no-prep activities.
- Color Sort Cut and paste worksheet for sorting objects by red and blue.
- Sequencing Students cut and paste the pictures in the order from the poem. When they are done have them retell the poem to a friend or a teacher.
- Poem Students fill in the blanks to write their own version of the poem. Making a chart together as a class of things that are red, blue and sweet is a great way to scaffold this activity.
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