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Poetry

In this unit, students will be introduced to poetry.  Students will learn about the different types of poetry characteristics through the use of poetry books, prezi presentations, music, and spoken word.

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This unit is focused on figurative language, covering common core standards in language, literature for reading, and speaking and listening with the final assessment.  It is designed to be used with a workshop model, where there is some form of opening for brief instruction, partner and/or independent work time, and a closing time for sharing within each lesson.

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This is a three week blended poetry unit for fourth grade.  Students will be exposed to a wide range of poetry styles through hard copy and online resources.  Students will discuss and understand poetry vocabulary.  By adding online resources, students will have a much wider range of resources for a more thorough understanding.  

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This unit explores the beauty of poetry and its ability to take us away. Students will be introduced to a variety of poems and poetry concepts. Throughout this unit the students will be encouraged to read and enjoy poetry while learning how figurative language and mood adds to the meaning of poetry. The unit will end with students writing and reciting their own poetry.

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An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Writers use words and phrases that reflect the work of art.  The words are arranged in a poem that represents the artwork.  

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Currently, poetry is something we teach “if there is time” at the end of the year. I would love to make poetry a more integral part of the 1st grade curriculum. Poetry is currently taught by the students reading a preprinted packet of poetry and the students knowing that they are poems.  It's a very archaic way of teaching it, and I would love to change that.

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The goal of this class is to provide readers with exposure to a variety of modern literature. In this course, you will be able to choose three genres of contemporary literature to explore. All assignments must reflect critical thinking based on the standards linked to the units. Each until will be introduced with a mini-research project. Your reading progress will be documented on your blog.

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