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Astronomy Poetry: Combining Poetry With the Content Areas
|Grades||6 – 8|
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|Estimated Time||Approximately three weeks, depending on the unit of study|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Index cards for reflection
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
- Astronomy Poems Booklist
- Astronomy Poetry Project Requirement
- Forms of Poetry sample handout
- Poetry Writing Process
|1.||Refer to the Astronomy Poems Booklist or check your school library for various poetry books that incorporate the content area topic you are teaching.
|2.||Create your own Forms of Poetry handout (see sample) based on the forms your students have been studying. This lesson is not a time to teach new forms of poetry, but to apply what students already know.
|3.||Bookmark the ReadWriteThink Printing Press tool on school computers to assist students in creating their poetry books. Ensure that the program is running and printing properly. (If you experience difficulty, make sure that computers have the most recent version of the Flash plug-in, which can be downloaded for free from the ReadWriteThink Site Tools page.)