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Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM

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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
Lesson Author

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida

James L. Welsh

James L. Welsh

Tampa, Florida

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Computers with Internet access

  • LCD Projector

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  1. 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.

  2. Choose the type of poetry you will be using. In this session, haiku poems will be demonstrated. Familiarize yourself with the Haiku Starter.

  3. Preview the engineering resource sites that your students will use for research, and familiarize yourself with the vocabulary of engineering jobs.


  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. If you choose to use Wordle for student illustrations, preview the website.

  7. If necessary, reserve time in the computer lab for computer work.

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