Outta Ray's Head Poetry Lessons I started out to do a lesson on poetry and before I knew it the whole thing was getting out of hand and I ended up with a page with links. I just like poetry too much and over the years I have developed more than a dozen integrated units that revolve around themes and/or styles. I have a firm belief that poetry has got to be taught within an easily understood frame such as "imagist' poetry or "love" poetry or "humanist" poetry or "modern problems"; you just can't throw a bunch of poems together and hope to get to the test with as little hassle as possible.There is one overwhelming argument in favour of teaching poetry and that is that it is a form of communication and part of an English teacher's job is to teach communication skills. You might also impress upon your students the following bit of thinking:
Teaching comprehension through poetry (Elementary, Reading/Writing) ). Materials Required: chart paper to copy poem, and one copy of the poem for each studentt Concepts Taught: Teaching story elements( setting, characters, problem, and solution) Four Blocks Guided Reading Lesson Using PoetryActivate prior knowledge about things that happen in the winter. Ask the students what kinds of problems can they have in the winter?Have the children make a prediction about what the poem may be about.Introduce vocabulary words (these are the words that the students need to know the meaning of in order to comprehend the poem) worry- protect-cozy- couduroys. Discuss the meaning of each word.Mini- Lesson-Self- Monitoring- tell the class that this is a strategy that good readers use to make sure they understand what they are reading.
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Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky Word Warm-Ups Just as you would stretch before you go running, you need to warm up before you start writing poetry. Here are some of my favorite exercises to help you stretch your mind: Word Play Pick a word, any word, and think of all the words that rhyme with that word. Try first with one-syllable words, and then with words of two or more syllables. Object Observations Pick an object — a pencil, a brick wall, a clock, a tomato — anything. Then write down everything you notice about that object.
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Rubrics and Rubric Makers Super Rubric Makers - Print Them Instantly! - All K-12 Subjects View Now... Synonym Poetry Brief Description Students choose a word -- any word -- think about what it means to them, and build synonym poems around their words! Objectives Students choose a word. list synonyms for the word. use their lists of words and library and/or online reference tools (a thesaurus and/or dictionary) to build poems around the words they chose. share their synonym poems with classmates. Keywords Elementary Poetry Home › Reading › Poetry Research shows that using elementary poetry as part of a balanced literacy approach can produce significant gains in reading. Here are tips and lesson plans that work! Ready to get kids reading?
Level 1: The Scoreboard 1. Ping-Pong: Named by our WBT kindergarten pro, Andrea Schindler, you either reward for a positive behavior and then quickly follow up with a negative point or vice versa. You ping-pong the Scoreboard, point on one side, point on the other. Say, "That back row is doing great! Give me a Mighty Oh Yeah!" Stage a Poetry Slam! Brief Description Students participate in a classroom or school-wide poetry slam. A poetry slam could also serve as a fund-raising activity or parents night event.