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|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM
|Grades||7 – 10|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45- to 90-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- LCD Projector
- Sample Poetry About Occupations
- Haiku Starter
- K-W-L Chart
- STEM Poetry Rubric
- Oral Presentation Rubric
- PowerPoint Tool Tips
- Wordle Example Based on This Lesson Plan
- eGFI: Dream Up the Future
- Discover Engineering
- Engineer Girl
- Engineer Your Life
- PBS Design Squad Nation
- Familiarize yourself with a wide variety of poetry (e.g., diamante, cinquain, 5W, bio, I Am, name, acrostic, limerick, and two-voice poems) using the ReadWriteThink lesson Creating Classroom Community by Crafting Themed Poetry Collections as a resource.
- Choose the type of poetry you will be using. In this session, haiku poems will be demonstrated. Familiarize yourself with the Haiku Starter.
- Preview the engineering resource sites that your students will use for research, and familiarize yourself with the vocabulary of engineering jobs.
- Preview some of the poems from Sample Poetry About Occupations. The poems are available in the following formats: audio mp3, webpages, or downloadable pdf. Either project a copy of the poem or make a printout for students, and download any audio that you’d like students to hear.
- If working with younger children, you can use poems from the book The Underwear Salesman: And Other Jobs for Better or Verse. If working with older children, you may want to use sections of the poem “A Song for Occupations” by Walt Whitman
- If you choose to use Wordle for student illustrations, preview the website.
- If necessary, reserve time in the computer lab for computer work.