Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Adding Rhythm and Rhyme to Poems - Section 3: Independent writing


As you coach and confer with students be on the lookout for students who are putting multisyllabic words per line rather than one syllable per line.  This student misunderstood how to use the form.  She was putting one word on each line instead of one syllable and it hung her up.

Reteach the beats of a line equals 7 which means seven syllables- not necessarily seven words.

The number of words will vary.  This is a great opportunity to teach the difference between words and syllables again.  This activity will be helpful for students and they will bring the knowledge of number syllables forward as they write Haikus in the next lesson.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Reteach
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Adding Rhythm and Rhyme to Poems

Unit 11: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT write a quatrain with an AABB rhyming pattern.

Big Idea: Syllables versus Words.

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