Title: It's Not Hard to Make a Card!
This lesson on poetry and rhyming integrates technology and student creativity. The students will use what they have learned about poetry to create their own piece of work through a project. This lesson can be facilitated in flipped classroom style or classical lecture style. Students will be able to view a presentation that I have created on poetry using the Educreations application, create a card including a poem written by them using Greeting Card Maker, an application available on Android devices, and then send the card to a parent or friend of their choice.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 26:
Title: Improving Fluency through Group Literary Performance
Students participate in shared reading, choral reading, and readers theater, using books by Bill Martin, Jr. Repeated readings and literary performances help students with their reading accuracy, expression, and rate.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 21:
Title: The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts
Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 6:
Title: Using Web-Based Bookmarks to Conduct Internet Research
The important thing about this lesson is that it connects literature and science. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown provides a model for original student poems about a content area topic. Web-based bookmarks guide students to appropriate sites on the topic, and a graphic organizer helps them focus their research.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 31:
Title: Ferocious Fighting Fish: An Ocean Unit Exploring Beginning Word Sounds
Focus students attention on alliteration in this ocean-themed unit. Students explore alliteration in framing texts then compose their own class book to explore figurative language in their own writing.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 4:
Title: A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry
Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Working together, they combine their words and phrases to create a poem. The poem is then shared as performance poetry.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 25:
Title: You're a Poet, and You Know It!
Poetry Idea Engine Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (4) 5:
Title: Become a Poet with Technology
ReadWriteThink Tool Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (2) 4:
Title: Race to Win - Do You Know the Words?
Bluster! App for iPad Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (2) 38:
Title: Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss.
After sharing The Cat in the Hat and other patterned books with students, groups brainstorm sets of rhyming words and crate a story using these words.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 4:
Title: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published in 1974.
Students are introduced to a Silverstein verse and asked for their impressions. They then draw that they imagine when they read one of his lines and then write a line or two to continue the passage.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 33: