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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back to School Time Savers

Let me help you save time and energy at this hectic time of year.  

Here are a few items that may help you get ready . . .
  • Pick a Pack of Poetry Posters is a collection of 20 posters that provide a quick reference for you and your students about 20 types of poetry.  Each poster is in full color, making them attractive and inviting for display in your classroom. You can see 10 of these posters by checking out my blog series for poetry month.  This 10 part series starts here.

  • Back to School Poetry Possibilities contains 19 poems about going back to school and the changes associated with fall.  Each poem has individually tailored activities, skill lessons, and writing prompts to go with it. Have you been considering using poetry anthologies? This unit will get you off to a great start! The poems are copy ready for your students.  

  • If you are hesitant about including poetry in your daily teaching or if you are looking for tips to establish a poetry center, please check out my 8 part blog series about using poetry in the classroom.  It starts here.

  • Poetry centers can be daunting and time consuming. If that's your fear or experience, then you may wish to try Poetry Task Cards for Elementary Classrooms. There are 52 task cards with skills ranging from simple identification of high frequency words to employing figurative language in writing original poetry.

  • Do you need help getting started with poetry anthologies?  I have just the thing for you -- an introductory poem that's FREE! Go here.

  • Poetry Possibilities - Fall offers 26 more poems about the season and its holidays and special events.  Like the Back to School unit, each poem has a teaching point, skill lessons, and activity suggestions.

Until next time . . .


  1. What a fantastic batch of resources! I'm currently typing all of your Hink Pinks up in to one notebook for use with my new kiddos!

    Also, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Should you wish to accept the award, please visit my blog for all the details!

    Mrs O Knows

    1. Rachel, you are too sweet! I'll be right over to pick up the Liebster Award. It's been a long time since we "talked." Are you ready for a new school year?

    2. I am ready! Last year's group was just wonderful! They embraced their learning and grew in leaps and bounds. I was so sad to see them go. From what the 4th grade teachers tell me, I've got another great group of students coming my way in just a few short weeks. I'm ready to teach them hink pinks and triads! How are things going for you?

      I wanted to do a blog post about your Triads (and I will probably talk about HInk Pinks again too because I LOVE them). I'm also planning to do a 200 followers giveaway in a week or so. I'm wondering if you'd like to donate an item from your TpT could be an individual item or winner's choice of one item. I'm sure someone would love to win any one of your wonderful items. Let me know if you are interested. You can email me at or at my old email if you still have it.