Reflection: ELL Students Word Play - Section 3: Student Share


All students enjoyed writing found rhyming poems.  The room was alive with students working and and playing with the sounds and spellings of words.  They quickly learned from each other how to make their rhyming poems into interesting shapes.

Found Rimes 

This lesson provided students the opportunity to additional practice with common rimes in a fun way.  In their desire to write found poems they were also learning about one, two, and three syllable words. This activity provided ELL and Resource room students lots of practice with writing and reading rhyming words.  I made sure that I conferred with them and asked them to read their "Poems" to me.  They were very proud of their "Rhyming Found Poems".

Student Rimes

More Student Rimes

A great way to extend the learning for students is to use online rhyming dictionaries such as

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Word Play

Unit 11: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT use the rhyming dictionary to play with words and create a rhyming "found" poem.

Big Idea: Build on Ideas: The "Rhyming-Found-Shape "Poem

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