Shared Reading

Poetry, Shared Reading
Poetry Shared Reading - Meacham


Shared Reading provides my class with an opportunity to gather at the carpet and share in the reading experience.  Enlarged text is a must!  We use Big Books (purchased or teacher created) and Charts (poems/songs/rhymes/chants).  Many of our science and social studies standards are covered during our Shared Reading time.  Our monthly Shared Reading routine generally follows the same pattern.  The first half of the month, we enjoy reading the selections, discussing them, and generally familiarizing ourselves with them.  During the second half the month, we take a closer look at each selection, and we add it to our poetry notebooks.  The poems and songs below have been used with K and 1st students.

Shared Reading Poetry (Click to view e-book)

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  • Christy shearer
    July 2, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Hi Jessica! Thank you for sharing your hard work! I’ve been using your resources for years! I’m wondering if you still have the printables that go with the poetry notebooks. I thought I had them all from the first website, but I can’t find them. Thanks for your help and for all you do!

    • admin
      July 7, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      They are here: =) Just click on the download arrow toward the bottom of the post! They’re stored in Google Drive folders for download!!

      • Christy Shearer
        July 22, 2015 at 9:45 am

        Great! Thank you!

  • annie won
    July 24, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you so much for your generosity!

    • Jessica Meacham
      July 29, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      You are very welcome! It’s my pleasure to help others. Have a blessed new school year!

  • Mary
    August 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    I don’t know how to thank you for all of your hard work and generosity!!! I am returning to teaching after many years and am excited! I will definitely be using your resources.
    Thank you again!

    • Jessica Meacham
      September 5, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Thanks, Mary! =) I appreciate the feedback and warm fuzzies!!

  • cindy
    September 8, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    You are the best! I have used your poems for many years and love your website. You save me so much time!

    • Jessica Meacham
      November 3, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      SO glad to help!!

  • Annette
    July 29, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Jessica, I am just so grateful and blessed by your generosity and knowledge! How many poems do you teach each month?

    • Jessica Meacham
      August 9, 2016 at 7:01 am

      Good question! It depends on what we’re learning. So for September, we do all the apple, weather, and season poems. In October we move on to the leaves and pumpkin poems. For November it’s all about turkeys. They’re kinda thematic for us…! =)

  • Rae-Marie
    September 4, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Hi Jessica,
    Thanks so much for being so generous with all of your great resources!!! When I taught grade one 5 years ago, I loved using your resources. I’ve had 4 other teaching assignments since my first time using your resources and I’m back to teaching grade one..yeah!!! I have a question for you regarding your shared reading/poetry resources. I thought I’d remembered being able to use your poems on the smartboard as well being able to download pdf files. Are the smartboard versions of the poems still available?
    Thank so much,