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Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry

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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
Lesson Author

Ann Kelly Cox

Normal, Illinois

Amanda Jenkins

Normal, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Talking Poetry with Blabberize

Students will be motivated to share their poetry through an online tool the features recording and animation.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Flip Book

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.

 

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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   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 7

The Winter Olympics begin today!

Students explore a variety of themes such as peace, culture, motion, sports, and competition, using the 2014 Winter Olympics games in Sochi as the backdrop.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

That Sounds Fun! Sound Words and Sports Poetry

In this activity, children and teens use their experiences playing or watching sporting events (or other types of outdoor games) to write poems that are full of the sounds of the games.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

'Tis the season...for baseball! Engage your sports fans with these books about America's favorite pastime.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

More Than Sports Stories

Tune in to hear about works of sports fiction and nonfiction that explore issues of identity and belonging, courage and equal rights, and changes over time in American history and culture.

 

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