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Poetry from Prose
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
Yankton, South Dakota
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Prose passage chosen by student or teacher
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry
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.
- Choose a text for students to use as the source for their poems. The text can be a short story or a longer work of fiction. One piece of text should be something the whole class has read; others can be books students have read in literature circles.
- Make copies or an overhead transparency of the Found Poem Instructions, Model Found/Parallel Poems, and Found & Parallel Poem Checklist.
- Test the Word Mover Student Interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.