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A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry

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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
Lesson Author

Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm

Maple Grove, Minnesota

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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MOBILE APPS

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 2  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 26

Jan Berenstain, co-author of the popular Berenstain Bears series of books, was born in 1923.

Teachers create “Book Kits” for students to help promote family literacy. Berenstain Bears books are included in these “book kits” which also include nonfiction books on the same subject, home activities, reproducibles, and parent information.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Venn Diagram, 2 Circles

Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between two objects.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Performing Poetry

Performing poetry incorporates oral reading, literature, and the performing arts. This strategy can benefit content area readers, English language learners, or learners with special needs.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.

 

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