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The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play

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The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Barbara Faulkner

Granite Falls, North Carolina

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Mobile Apps

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Tablet devices (i.e. iPad, Android) preloaded with the Word Mover mobile app
  • Computers with Internet access
  • Overhead transparencies and projector or LCD projector
  • Laminating machine (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Colored paper
  • Sandwich bags
  • Magnetic poetry kit (optional)
  • Magnetic tape (optional)

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Word Mover

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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MOBILE APPS

Word Mover

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

1. Students should be familiar with the parts of speech before beginning this lesson. Depending on how recently you have discussed them, you may choose to start Session One by reviewing them as appropriate for your class.

You may also choose to teach one of the following lessons before beginning this one:
2. Download the Word Mover mobile application to both the teacher's tablet, as well as any tablets that students will be using.  Additionally, reserve classroom or lab computers for the activities in Sessions One, Two, and Four.

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Visit and familiarize yourself with the Web Resources, deciding which, if any, to use with your students. Bookmark these sites on the computers students will be using.

4. Print off a copy of "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll and make a copy for each student in your class. Make a transparency, project or copy the poem onto chart paper.

5. Make one copy of The Magnetism of Language Instruction Sheet, Wocky Mad Lib: Part 1, and Wocky Mad Lib: Part 2 handouts for each student in your class.

6. Assemble magnetic poetry kit materials: green, red, orange, blue, yellow, purple, and pink paper; scissors; and sandwich bags. You can also get magnetic tape, which has adhesive on one side and magnetic material on the other. You will need one roll for every two students; some rolls of tape are wide enough to fit the words in pairs. If you cannot get magnetic tape, it is sufficient that students' word lists be color-coded and laminated (see the beginning of Session Five).

7. If you have a magnetic poetry kit, bring it in for use during Session Two.

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