Unit: Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

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Unit Description

Using Guided reading and transitioning into independent practice, student will use this book to help them better understand how to use various reading skills in ELA. This is a poetic novel to help students explore poetry through the lens of a student who begins his poetry writing by hating it.

Lessons

Introduction to Poetry Resources: 3

Students will be able to explain what a poem is and how it is different from other genres of literature.

26,723
Rhythm and Rhyme Resources: 3

Students will be able to explain and use rhythm and rhyme in their writing.

14,825
Concrete Poems Resources: 4

Students will be able to explain what a concrete poem is and write their own.

13,808
Painting a Picture With Words Resources: 4

Students will be able to explain how it is important to be descriptive in their writing. Students will be able to identify descriptive language in poems.

2,956
Onomatopoeia Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify and use onomatopoeia in poems.

4,507
What is Narrative Poetry? Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify a poem as narrative. Students will synthesize a narrative poem that tells a story.

12,634
Simile Resources: 2

Students will be able to identify and use simile in poems the read and write.

3,062
Narrative Poetry - Character Resources: 4

Students will be able to identify a poem as a narrative and identify the characters within.

2,570
Alliteration and Assonants Resources: 4

Students will be able to identify alliteration in poetry. Students will be able to write poetry using alliteration.

2,013
Narrative Poetry - Main Idea Resources: 1

Students will be able to identify a narrative poem and synthesize the main idea and provide evidence of the main idea.

7,503
Narrative Poetry - Inferencing in Poems Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify a narrative poem and make inferences about the story within.

11,000
Free Verse Resources: 4

Students will be able to identify poetry as Free Verse. Students will be able to write a free verse poem.

20,410
Narrative Poetry - Sequencing Details Resources: 5

Students will be able to identify a poem as a narrative and sequence details within the poem.

4,876
Metaphor Resources: 4

Students will be able to identify and use metaphor in poems and their own text.

3,111
Making Connections with Poetry Resources: 2

Students will be able to make connections to narrative and other forms of poetry.

2,558

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