RF.4.4b

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.

 
11 Lesson(s)
   

Introducing Poetry Terms and Vocabulary

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

To help build a base and beginning understanding for poetry terms we will be using. The lesson creates a reference page students can refer back to to help while we study.

 
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poetry terms
   

A Metaphor is a Useful Technique

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

By creating poems, students understand the differences between metaphors and similes.

 
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metaphor pic
   

Similes Are Like Wonderful Stories

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn what a simile is by creating one using poetry.

 
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simile pic
   

Emotional Elements: Using Poems to Explore Personification

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students discover what personification is by describing items with human qualities.

 
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personification pic
   

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
   

Another Aspect of the Arts: Discovering Alliteration Through Poetry

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students understand the concept of alliteration through creating poems that use the technique of alliteration.

 
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So Much Depends...

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

In the book, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, our character read a poem that is very short and is free verse. This lesson opens up our unit on poetry by connecting to the character and trying to create our own similar poem.

 
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red wheelbarrow
   

Making it Human

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

Personification is fun. Students can have fun connecting and dissecting cartoons they know to understand personification.

 
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personification
   

Limerick Vs Lyric

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

As we study Ancient Greece and poetry, students are introduced to a lyric poem. My students thought this referred to a limerick and this is to help them distinguish the two and write an example of a lyric poem for their Greece unit.

 
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lyric poem
   

Sticky Spaghetti

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

Food is a good motivator in lessons. In this lesson students will play with spaghetti to determine all the ways it can be described. They will then use this same approach to write their own poem.

 
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spaghetti
   

A Haiku for Me and for You!

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

We are writing poetry to take all the way to the publishing stage of writing. Today we are writing Haiku poems.

 
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haiku class poem
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