Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Interpreting Meaning: Poetry Workstations - Section 2: Rotations


Students really enjoyed using the song lyrics today. Not only do they "get" music, I used songs that they chose. Student buy-in is so important to making learning meaningful for kids. Whether we common core standards or state standards, it all boils down to kinds wanting to learn. The song lyrics kept them on task, kept them engaged, and let them know I cared enough about their interests to let them choose material. No, it's not going to be the most difficult text, but I think the intrinsic motivation to read is more important at this point. 

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  Intrinsic Motivation: Song Lyrics
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Interpreting Meaning: Poetry Workstations

Unit 4: Poetry: A Love/Hate Relationship- "Love That Dog"
Lesson 4 of 20

Objective: SWBAT understand that using text details to make inferences can help when interpreting the meaning of a poem.

Big Idea: Understanding Poetry isn't easy, but with differentiated, collaborative practice it can be fun!

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English / Language Arts, Poetry, figurative language (Poetry), theme (Reading Comp), poetry (Analysis), poetic style, small group, rhythm, Love That Dog, Sharon Creech, viewpoints
  50 minutes
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