Lower Elementary
English Language Arts

Developing Reading Fluency Using Poetry

When I was growing up I hated poetry. However, as I got older I appreciated poetry to the point where I enjoyed writing poems. I have also incorporated that skill in creating poems for students based on topics for specific subjects. I have found the strategy immensely helpful in developing their reading skills quickly. These resources will certainly give teachers hands-on knowledge of how to use poetry in developing children’s reading fluency.
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Developing Reading Fluency Using Poetry
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This video presentation highlights the importance of rhyme, rhythm and repetition. It gives examples, using reading books, on how to identify these three elements. It is important that teachers use reading books or poems that are simple and easy to read by students, especially young learners. In this way, students will be able to learn and retain new words. Teachers will find this video very practical for the classroom.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers have an opportunity to use instructional activities to increase reading expression in students. This article gives on overview of different activities such as poetry reading, as well as others. Teachers should model reading expression and give students the opportunity to reread their poems. Teachers should remember that poetry should be enjoyment for the students while learning.
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    5 Benefits of Poetry Recitation in a Child's Literacy Development

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    As educators, we sometimes underestimate the power of poetry recitation in a child’s literacy development. This article outlines and explains the different benefits of poetry and recitation such as memorization, rhythm, self-expression skills and others. I was pleased to note that it helps with the memorization skills because the student will be able to apply this in other subject areas. Teachers will find this article very helpful.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Improving fluency in young readers is critical in learning to read. This site outlines what fluency is, components of fluency, activities, instructions and links on improving fluency including poetry. Teachers will find this site very useful in improving the fluency of young readers.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article gives us a summary of the importance of reading poems to children. When I was a child, I hated poems because of the fear that teachers drive for us to learn them. Many times it is under serious duress. This takes away the enjoyment in learning poems. Teachers should not overlook the power of poetry, especially for Pre-K students. They should encourage parents to start reading poems to their children from a very early age.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Poetry is an important tool that teachers can introduce to students from a very early age. Students are able to learn new words, expressions, and content. I enjoy using this strategy, especially with non-readers. It is the fastest way to develop students' language skills. This video presentation outlines how poetry is used in developing early language skills.
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