RL.4.5

Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, setting descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

 
19 Lesson(s)
   

What is Poetry?

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Passion For Poetry
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Passion For Poetry
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will introduce the students to many different forms and types of poetry and get them excited about writing their own poems!

 
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Reflections (1)
poetry logo
   

Ruby Bridges: Uncovered in a poem

4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding poetry and finding specific text evidence to support answers to questions is a necessary step to becoming a good reader.

 
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Reflections (1)
poem5
   

Close Read: Casey at the Bat - Craft and Structure

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - Casey at the Bat
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Close Read - Casey at the Bat
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This is the second lesson in our close read on "Casey at the Bat." We will focus on craft and structure today as we take a closer look at the text.

 
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casey at the bat
   

What Is a Poem?

4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Like any genre, one must understand the foundational elements before true comprehension can take place.

 
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a poem
   

Poetry Power

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students will begin to use structural elements of poems to help compare the differences between two poems. Using the vocabulary to help them in comparing and contrasting the two.

Standards:
 
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Reflections (1)
poetry triangle
   

Joyful Noise: Poetry for Two Voices

4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Being able to analyze a poet's choice of words and structure leads to deep comprehension of the poem.

 
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Resources (9)
 
Reflections (1)
poetrypic3
   

Using Words to Help You See: Examining an Author's Word Choices

4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Investigating an author's craft is an important skill and helps one have a better understanding of the text being read.

 
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Reflections (1)
seeing
   

Olympic Poems

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Olympics
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Olympics
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use their creativity to create poems about the Olympics.

 
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Reflections (1)
olympic symbol
   

Smashing Street Music

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Street Music is a poem that is a part of the book, Love that Dog by Sharon Creech. It is an example of how onomatopoeia can be used to describe a street. Students will write their own poem using their street.

 
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boom
   

Understanding the Parts of a Reading Assessment

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Genre of Assessment
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Genre of Assessment
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Assessments are different than other student activities. Students do best when they are aware of the elements of a reading assessment.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Creating Our Own Joyful Noise: Presenting a Poem from the Book

4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Reading a poem correctly enhances one's understanding of it.

 
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Reflections (1)
poempic5
   

Examining the Use of Two Voices in Poetry

4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Deep understanding of a poet's craft enhances the overall comprehension of the poem.

 
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Reflections (1)
voice3
   
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Genre of Assessment
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students practice how to refer to the text to use text-based details in responding to short answer questions.

 
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Penning the Public Service Announcement Script

4th grade ELA » Unit: Living Mr. Lincoln's Way: Creating Public Service Announcements
4th grade ELA » Unit: Living Mr. Lincoln's Way: Creating Public Service Announcements
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Working with a group to successfully plan and implement a project is an important skill in life.

 
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Poetry Analysis: Finishing Up Poems for Two Voices

4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
4th grade ELA » Unit: Pondering Poetry
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Demonstrating understanding through writing is a necessary life skill.

 
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Reflections (1)
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