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Dancing Minds and Shouting Smiles: Teaching Personification Through Poetry
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 30- to 45-minute sessions|
San Diego, California
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- A plain envelope for each student
- Lined paper and pencils
- Paper in two different colors
- Brainstorming Graphic Organizer
- Peer Editing Checklist
- Teaching Personification Through Poetry Rubric
|1.||Transcribe the poems "The Sky is Low" by Emily Dickinson, "Two Sunflowers Move in the Yellow Room" by Nancy Willard (but frequently misattributed to William Blake), and "April Rain Song" by Langston Hughes onto chart paper.
|2.||Make copies of the Brainstorming Graphic Organizer, the Peer Editing Checklist, and the Teaching Personification Through Poetry Rubric for each student in the class.