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Choosing One Word: Summarizing Shel Silverstein’s “Sick”

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Choosing One Word: Summarizing Shel Silverstein’s “Sick”

Grades 1 – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Line Break Explorer

Grades   3 – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Line Break Explorer

The interactive explores the ways that poets choose line breaks in their writing. After viewing the demonstration, students are invited to experiment with line breaks themselves.

 

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PREPARATION

  • Make copies of the text that the students will be using in this activity. This lesson plan uses the poem “Sick” by Shel Silverstein as one example.

  • Compile additional poetry resources from the booklist or from one of the children's poetry Websites listed in the Resources section.

  • Test the Line Break Explorer 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.

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