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A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Maple Grove, Minnesota
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Children's book to serve as the inspiration for the class poem
- Paper and markers, or board and writing utensils
- Prose Passage from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
- A Found Poem from The Berenstain Bears Go to School
- Found Poem Planning Page
- Rubric for Class-Created Found Poem and Poetry Performance
- Choose a book to read aloud to the class.
- From the selected book, create your own found poem. Here is an example from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
- Acquire (multiple copies, if available) of a favorite childhood story or series, multiple versions of one story, or editions with other points of view.
- Make appropriate copies of the Found Poem Planning Page and Rubric for Class-Created Found Poem and Poetry Performance.
- Set a date for the class poetry performance and invite family and friends and other classes to attend the performance.
- Test the Interactive Venn Diagram and the Word Mover on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.