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Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Online audio rendering of "The Sweetest Roll" from Rimshots, written and performed by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
- Video clip of a sporting event and television with VCR/DVD player OR computer with Internet access and projector
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.
- Sports Poetry Flip Book Project handout
- Sports Poetry Flip Book Rubric
- "Analysis of Baseball" by May Swenson: Annotated Copy
- Example Sound Words
- Peer Response to Sports Poetry
- Flip Book Tip Sheet (Optional)
- Prepare copies of the poem "Analysis of Baseball."
- Read and listen to each of the poems and prepare for class discussion. You may wish to refer to the Annotated Copy of "Analysis of Baseball" as an example.
- Prepare copies of the Sports Poetry Flip Book Project handout, Sports Poetry Flip Book Rubric, and Peer Response to Sports Poetry handout.
- (Optional) Prepare a video clip of a sporting event. You may compile your own clips from televised events or view videos on a website such as ESPN.
- Check the link to "The Sweetest Roll" to make sure the audio file plays properly.
- Test the Flip Book student interactive on your computer 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.
- Arrange for students to have access to computers with Internet connection for Session Three.