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Playing with Prepositions through Poetry
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 30-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Behind the Mask by Ruth Heller
- Writers Notebook
Grades 3 – 10 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
- Word Mover
- Preposition Poems
- Prepositions for Time, Place, and Introducing Objects
- Prepositions of Direction: To, On (to), In (to)
- Read Behind the Mask (Grosset & Dunlap, 1995) before meeting with students so that you are prepared to read the book aloud and discuss the text with the class.
- Brainstorm a list of possible prompting questions to invigorate the discussion if necessary.
- Make copies of the Prepositions Handout and the Prepositional Poem Checklist.
- If possible, make arrangements for students to meet in a computer lab or classroom for Sessions Two and Three. Prepare the computers by making bookmarks to the two student interactives used in the lesson: Word Mover and Multigenre Mapper.
- Test the Word Mover and the Multigenre Mapper on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.
- The OWL at Purdue Web provides additional information about Prepositions for Time, Place, and Introducing Objects, as well as Prepositions of Direction.