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Free Downloadable Rigor Resources by Barbara Blackburn

20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core (free downloadable lessons to teach each of the ten reading informational standards)   

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Center Activities for Grades K-5



        Reading Foundational Skills 

                   Grades K - 5 - PBS Learning

       Reading Literature

                   Grades K-3 - PBS Learning

       Reading Literature

                   Grades K-3 - PBS Learning


Poetry Resources - Readworks has a collection of famous poems for grades K-12 including passages, questions,          and standards.  selection of famous poems

     BoomWriter has put together new vocabulary sheets for poetry. The poetry vocabulary is part of a larger poetry lesson plan for elementary and middle school students. You can download the vocabulary words and lesson plans as PDFs. 

     The Poetry Foundation offers some helpful resources for teachers and students. Visit the Poetry Foundation's Learning Lab for a glossary of poetry terms

     Visit for a big list of lesson resources for teaching poetry.