Community Helpers Interactive Poem

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Teaching little learners about our community is one of my favorite units!  There is so much to learn and explore together.  I love introducing units in a fun and engaging way and this community helper interactive poem is perfect for the job.

Interactive poems are always a hit and I love all that my learners get out of just one interactive poem.  By reading the poem with a new helper each time, they are building their accuracy, fluency, practicing new sight words, concepts of print and more without even knowing!

Community Helpers Interactive Poem - MJCS

Introduce Community Helpers

This poem can also be used to introduce new community helpers.  If you are learning about how police officers help our community just add the picture to the poem, read together and explore the responsibilities of a police officer in more detail.

Community Helpers Interactive Poem - MJCS

Community Helpers Interactive Poem - MJCS

Whole Group Instruction

This poem is great for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and even first grade classrooms.  Whether you read this poem as a class during a literacy mini-lesson or to introduce your social studies unit this provides a great activity for whole group instruction.  You can focus on reading strategies or how each helper works in our community to explore the poem in more detail.

Community Helpers Interactive Poem - MJCS

Literacy Center

After reading the poem during whole group instruction you can move the poem to a shared reading center and let your learners continue to practice.  They love being the “teacher” and having control of the helpers they add to the poem.  You can also have your learners complete the workpage included in the link below as an extension to the poem.

Community Helpers Interactive Poem - MJCS

Free Download

If you want to use this poem in your classroom or learning center you can download it by clicking the download button at the bottom of this post!  Just cut, tape on a sentence strip (or just tape together) and laminate for durability.  Finally, place the poem on a pocket chart and enjoy!!!

Community Helpers Interactive Poem - MJCS

If you are planning a community helper unit check out these amazing resources….

community helper activities


Community Helpers Bingo // The Letters of Literacy

Community Helper Vehicles Count and Clip Cards // Modern Preschool

Community Helper Pattern Block Mats // The STEM Laboratory

Community Helpers Sort and Classify Mats // Fairy Poppins

Community Helpers Sight Words Game // Play and Learn Every Day

I Spy Community Helpers Printable // Powerful Mothering

Community Helper Interactive Poem // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Community Helpers Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection

Community Helpers Little Readers // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Community Helpers Mazes // Sara J Creations

People Who Help Us Alphabet Match // Adventures of Adam

Community Helper Math Games // Recipe for Teaching

Community Helpers Easy Reader Freebie // The Simplified Classroom

Community Helpers Write and Color the Room // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Community Helper Alphabet Dab Sheets // Playdough to Plato


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