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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Free poetry activities

Have you seen these anywhere online? They're poetry cubes. I just inherited some from a retiring teacher. I love 'em! They're super fun, just to roll around and read. Each cube is wrapped in themed paper that correlates with the poetry on it. So I've been thinking about how to use them, and I think I'm going to try using them as morning work, like once a week.

I put my kids' desks in groups, so each group will get a die. They'll decide who gets to roll it, and the poem on the top is the one they will use for that day. I made some free poetry activities to use with it. You can get those freebies here.

I didn't include the poetry used on the cubes. I tried to keep the activities basic enough that you could use them with any poetry. If you have any other ideas for the poetry cubes, I'd love to hear 'em! And they seem pretty simple to make. Just wrap a box, print some small poems and tape 'em on! Simple, just time consuming. But worth the effort. So get your freebie here!

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  1. I use dice in many different ways in my 5th and 6th grade Language Arts classes, but I never thought to put poems on the faces. Thanks for sharing a great idea! Definitely using this one.

  2. That's so funny. I just posted a new product to my store yesterday with directions on how to make them! I've been making them for years! Here's the link and it's a FREE download if any of your readers would like to make some!
    Love your downloads to go with them!
    Taryn's Unique Learning


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