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Lesson Plan

Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five sessions, ranging in length
Lesson Author

Sheila K. Seitz

Alexandria, Virginia

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Calendar Activities

Strategy Guides

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 14

Ernest Thayer, author of the famous poem "Casey at the Bat," was born in 1863.

In small groups or individually, students make baseball cards for the players in the poem "Casey at the Bat." Students can use a word processor or the Character Trading Cards interactive to create their cards.

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 20

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published in 1974.

Students are introduced to a Silverstein verse and asked for their impressions. They then draw that they imagine when they read one of his lines and then write a line or two to continue the passage.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 26

Poet Robert Frost was born in 1874.

Students celebrate Frost's birthday by exploring his innovation in the sonnet form by studying poems and presenting them to the class.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Performing Poetry

Performing poetry incorporates oral reading, literature, and the performing arts. This strategy can benefit content area readers, English language learners, or learners with special needs.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Speak to Me: Teaching with Voki

Through Voki, a Web 2.0 tool, students create customizable avatars for class presentations for various purposes, such as presenting biographical information, expressing an opinion, or reading a poem.

 

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