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Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Janella Page Scobie

London, United Kingdom

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 11

Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States today.

Students write biographical poems about a soldier.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 26

Memorial Day is observed in the United States today.

Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. In addition to having celebrations with family and friends, many people visit cemeteries and memorials and place flags on the grave sites of fallen servicemen and women.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 7

Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese in 1941.

Students use the Interactive Venn Diagram to compare the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the attacks on America on September 11, 2001.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 24

On this day in 1800, Congress approved the purchase of books to start the Library of Congress.

Students practice and refine research skills by visiting the Library of Congress website and conducting a research project.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 29

Poet Yusef Komunyakaa was born in 1947.

Students examine imagery in the work of Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 11

Patriot Day is celebrated today on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Students write about the name "Patriot Day" and how it marks the anniversary of a huge disaster. An alternative assignment could be to ask students to record their reflections about 9/11.

 

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