The teacher will introduce what an acrostic poem is to the children and model how to write one, using an object found in the classroom, e.g. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word.Although phonological awareness is important for early reading comprehension, other skills are equally important as students develop their reading abilities.People often write about what they know best, and in many cases, writers give us insight into their own worlds through their poetry.This lesson aims to have students use questioning to explore the theme of identity in poetry.Lesson One: Divide the students into groups of 4, and give each group a poem written by Byron, and a poem written by Percy Bysshe or Mary Shelley.Have the students read over both poems and discuss, with each other, which poem is better. This is an introduction to “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe through recitation and drama.Science can also invoke emotions and a diversity of human experience.The plan (and challenge) is therefore to compose original poems using ONLY text from a primary, peer-reviewed scientific article. This lesson is inspired by Denise Clark’s work with her senior English students at Vancouver Technical Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Poetry and science are not usually things that we put together in the same sentence, let alone the same lesson at school. Science, even when it adheres to rigorous methods, is a creative process, and scientists are very imaginative people!
Ensure that this poem challenges, upsets, enriches, frightens, puzzles, and/or emboldens you.
In this unit, students will be introduced to the art of recitation through a group challenge.
A couple months ago, fellow WU guest blogger Sharon Bially interviewed me about writing, working, and mothering.
She asked if I had any “tricks.” I mentioned that I did: I write fast.
Their task is to find the meanings of the challenging words and references in their verses.