Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Picturing a "Spring Storm" - Section 1: Creating the Purpose


Just a note to be aware of depending upon where you students couldn't define the difference between a spring storm and a winter storm because of we live in Southern California. Knowing this at the onset made me aware of the fact that they needed this knowledge to understand the quick, downpour in the poem. This time I showed pictures and talked more about how the two storm systems differed  which really helped them to build a conceptual understanding of why the storm came and left so quickly in the poem. 

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Misconception
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Picturing a "Spring Storm"

Unit 16: Poems Everyone can TRY
Lesson 3 of 12

Objective: SWBAT...describe the comparisons being made in the poem "Spring Storm" and their effect on the readers.

Big Idea: Poets use comparisons to influence a reader's mood and perspective. By identifying the similes and metaphors in the poem we can determine what the poet is trying to say.

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