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I LOVE Poetry Notebooks (and so do the kids). Every Friday we add 1-2 new poems to our Poetry Notebooks (3-ringed binders). These poems usually have something to do with something we have been learning about, an upcoming holiday, or a season. I purchased some great poetry packs appropriate for first grade on We read the poems together then the students work with their reading buddies and highlight any words in the poems with our sound of the week. When everyone is finished, we read the poems again and discuss the words the students highlighted.