Reflection: Lesson Planning Writing and Workshopping Found Poems - Section 3: Typing the Poem


I am going to keep this short:  I want a computer for every child in the classroom, all day, all the time.  I don't want to share.  I don't want to traipse down to the computer lab.  I don't want to check out the cart.

Listen, I know I am lucky.  My school has so much more technology than most schools.  My first teaching job (in the 90s, in the city) involved me, some books and a single piece of chalk.  That is not an exaggeration.  There were no computers.

However.  It's 2014.  Toddlers know how to use iPads.  A laptop for every student would mean we could write more, students could read each other's writing by sharing it on the Google Drive, I could track revision history without having students staple ragged, handwritten copies together for my reading pleasure.

It would be good.

  Wish List: A Computer for Every Child
  Lesson Planning: Wish List: A Computer for Every Child
Loading resource...

Writing and Workshopping Found Poems

Unit 16: A Separate Peace
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT edit their found poems with the goal of bringing out a greater understanding of the elements of the novel.

Big Idea: The value in writing a poem lies in the process of choosing and arranging the words on the page.

  Print Lesson
1 teacher likes this lesson
student works on found
Similar Lessons
Writing About Independent Reading
8th Grade ELA » Independent Reading
Big Idea: Finding ways to assess a student's critical thinking about their reading.
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
Toby Sorge
Day 4 - Comparitive Analysis of "Ain't I a Woman?" and "Still I Rise"
8th Grade ELA » What is it to be a Woman in America?
Big Idea: Let's Put It All Together!
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
Nicholas Gearing
Voice, Tone, and Mood: What Are These And Why Do They Matter?
8th Grade ELA » Literary Analysis: The House on Mango Street
Big Idea: Don't use that voice! Watch your tone! I'm not in the mood! Using what students already know and applying it to writing.

Environment: Urban
Julianne Beebe
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload