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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


International Literacy Association


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randy sexton

September 06, 2013

I teach poetry and I am teaching grammar. This is a great poem for both. Thanks for putting this information up for free. If you have more please let me know. I have some good stuff I'd be willing to share if you're interested. Silversein, anyone?


Rachel Barbe

February 25, 2011

This lesson was lots of fun! I had kids type their initial word lists into Google docs and then use Wordle (wordle.net) to create some art with the lists, and kids really enjoyed that, as well. The magnets were lots of fun; the magnet strips themselves were kind of a pain, but worth the effort. Great idea to incorporate parts of speech with the classic Carroll poem! Five stars!



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