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Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM

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Title:

Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM

URL:

https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/engineering-perfect-poem-using#ResourceTabs4

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Engineering is the “silent E” in STEM subject areas. While science, mathematics, and technology are often topics of content area lessons, engineering is often ignored. However, engineering is inclusive of all STEM subjects because engineers use science, mathematics, and technology to solve problems. Engineering careers are diverse, spanning many different technologies and disciplines, such as agricultural engineering, aerospace engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemical engineering. Each of these jobs involves a rich, highly-specialized vocabulary. In this lesson, students are introduced to the vocabulary of engineering careers by reading informational websites. After learning the terminology, they use discipline-specific vocabulary words to create poems about engineering careers.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 7
R1. Utilize active listening skills during discussion and conversation in pairs, small groups, or whole-class settings, following agreed-upon rules for participation.
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 7
R2. Use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar spoken or written words.
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 7
2. Evaluate how effectively an author uses structures of informational texts, including comparison and contrast, problem and solution, cause and effect, and substantiated or unsubstantiated claims and evidence, to achieve a purpose.
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 7
7. Produce clear, coherent narrative, argument, and informative/explanatory writing in which the development, organization, style, and tone are relevant to task, purpose, and audience, using an appropriate command of language.

a. Write narratives to convey a series of events incorporating key literary elements, establishing a clear purpose, using narrative techniques (dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection), and sequencing events coherently (chronological and/or flashback).

b. Write informative or explanatory texts with an organized structure and a formal style to examine ideas or processes effectively while developing the topic and utilizing appropriate transitions, precise vocabulary, and credible information or data when relevant.

c. Write an argument to defend a position by introducing and supporting claim(s), acknowledging alternate or opposing claims, and presenting reasons and relevant text evidence from accurate and credible sources.
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 7
8. Participate in collaborative discussions about arguments by evaluating claims, findings, and evidence from a source.
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 7
17. Identify the conventions of standard English grammar and usage in writing.

a. Identify subject-verb agreement with compound subjects joined by correlative and coordinating conjunctions and with collective nouns when verb form depends on the rest of the sentence.

b. Identify the usage of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex statements and questions to signal differing relationships among ideas in a text.

c. Evaluate the functions of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
English Language Arts
ELA2021 (2021)
Grade: 7
18. Identify the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in a variety of texts.

a. Correct improper usage of commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, colons, and semicolons through peer editing.
Tags: engineer careers, engineering, mathematics, poems, science, technology
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Students will:

  • construct knowledge of engineering careers by researching online resources.
  • demonstrate an understanding of STEM-related vocabulary by creating a poem of discipline-specific words and a related image.
  • develop fluency and public speaking skills by presenting their poems.
 
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Author: YVETTE AKRIDGE