I have purchased The Fall Fluency Packet along with October Songs and Poems from Jodi Southard at Fun-in First. On Monday mornings, I have taken the poem and the illustration page and reduced them to the fit side by side on a page. The kids cut it in half and glue each half side by side in their comprehension notebook so they can read and illustrate the poem.
Then, we share the fluency pack page during reading groups going over the poem and the skills that follow. This week's poem was finding the rhyming words, identifying a question and recalling details from the poem. The kids then take the fluency page home to be practiced for three nights at home and returned on Thursdays as part of their homework.
We have used the poetry notebooks for a month and I have finally made a cover for the notebooks. The kids will be so excited on Monday:) You can grab the poetry notebook cover for FREE and then head over to Jodi's blog and TpT store to check out these fabulous packets that connect the poetry notebooks anf fluency to the common core stands and who can argue with that?
The poetry notebook covers are available for kindergarten, first and second grades. Let me know if you would like it for another grade. Head on over to TpT to pick it up! (I tried to upload it with google docs, but can't figure it out yet! Imagine that!)