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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

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

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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Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 20

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published in 1974.

Students are introduced to a Silverstein verse and asked for their impressions. They then draw that they imagine when they read one of his lines and then write a line or two to continue the passage.

 

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