Reflection: High Quality Task Tip a Word on its Side and See What Spills Out! - Section 4: Share Out on Rug


In today's share and closure, I added in a link to tomorrow's lesson.  

Through conferring and walking around during independent writing I noticed that many of the students were only writing one word in their acrostic poems.  My goal is to get them to elaborate, so I added in another type of acrostic poem: the "topic acrostic".  I think I invented this on the spot because I want students to try out another type of acrostic with elaboration.

Reason two: I want to give students a reason to be thinking about poetry outside of class- "Hum... what topic am I really interested in... What do I want to write a poem about?"  Providing students with ipads to conduct their research is very motivational and they will have to read and pull out facts and phrases and make them into complete sentences.

I believe that the daily share and closure of each lesson is a great place to add in a short link to the upcoming lesson.


  High Quality Task: Pre-exposure
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Tip a Word on its Side and See What Spills Out!

Unit 11: Spark the Poet Inside: Writing Poems
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT generate a word or phrase they like and use it to write an acrostic poem.

Big Idea: Creativity! Poetry is creating Art with Words!

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