ALEX Learning Activity

  

Become a Poet with Technology

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Donald Hamblin
Organization:University of North Alabama
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 353
Title:
Become a Poet with Technology
Digital Tool/Resource:
ReadWriteThink Tool
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This interactive activity challenges students to use a graphic organizer and write an acrostic poem.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: K
5 ) Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems). [RL.K.5]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 1
24 ) Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure. [W.1.1]

a. Write simple poems addressing a topic. (Alabama)

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
4 ) Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. [RL.2.4]

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
9) Use a variety of digital tools to connect with other learners.

Examples: Online conferences, blogs, collaborative documents.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will connect with other students using digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • video
  • audio
  • image
  • text
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • they can connect with others using different digital tools.
  • digital tools that connect people can be video, audio, text, or image based.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • connect with others using multiple digital tools such as collaborative documents, protected blogs, and video/audio conferences with other learners.
  • use the most appropriate tool for the task.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • there are many ways to connect with other learners digitally.
  • some ways to connect may work better in certain environments or for certain tasks.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will collect, organize, and show what was learned about a topic using a digital tool.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • online
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • information can be gathered about a topic using a digital tool.
  • information can be organzied about a topic using a digital tool.
  • how to use an appropriate online digital tool to present information about a topic.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research about a topic.
  • collect information about a topic.
  • organize and display what they learned using an online digital tool.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • An online digital tool can be used to organize and display information and ideas.
Learning Objectives:

Students will:

  • identify unique characteristics of an acrostic poem.

  • Organize words from the word bank that relate to the poem's main topic

  • create an acrostic poem using a graphic organizer.
  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

Introduce acrostic poetry by displaying the interactive activity entitled Acrostic Poems

  • recall prior knowledge of the poetry format 
  • display the poetry engine on their computer or on an interactive white board
  • select the type topic of the poem

  • Follow the steps to create an acrostic poem 

Assessment Strategies:

Determine if the students are able to generate their own poetry with the use of technology


Advanced Preparation:

Access activity prior to beginning the activity.

Ensure all technical specs of the equipment are up to date.

Printer is optional.

Variation Tips (optional):
 
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
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