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Using the poem "The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven" written by Jack Prelutsky, students will explore verbs, synonyms, and poetry.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will identify verbs used in the poem "The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven." Students will write a poem based on the same structure by filling in original verbs or synonyms of those used by the poet, thereby creating a new poem.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Overhead projector, copy of the poem "The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven" by Jack Prelutsky (can be found at http://www.davidvanalstyne.com/pg-turkeyshotoutofoven.html),a transparency of the poem, student copies of teacher-made worksheets
Technology Resources Needed:
Prior lessons on basic concepts of verbs and synonyms are needed.
Student poems will be assessed based on completion and proper insertion of verbs.
Students can illustrate their poems or some aspect (verb) of the poem utilizing draw and paint software.
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