Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Review of Patterns in the Sky - Section 1: Instructional Notes


Poems are a great way to sneak in content knowledge!  Throughout the school year, my students get a poem of the week.  We read it each day together.  On Mondays, we usually echo read (I read a line, they echo my fluency) while I point to the words.  On Tuesdays, we echo read and highlight rhyming words.  The remainder of the days, we discuss author's craft, author's purpose, voice, parts of speech, or any other relevant elements of the poem.

My students each have a binder, which we call the "Study Buddy."  It goes home each night and comes back each day, and so it becomes a communication device with parents as well.  One divider is for Songs and Poems.  The poem goes home, and on Monday nights, students have a written response.

Here are the moon poems and response that I use during this unit.

Also, I created celestial bodies writing prompts to use for class discussion prior to students completing individual writing or poetry.

  Writing Across the Disciplines: Integrating Science Content into the Weekly Poem and Writing
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Review of Patterns in the Sky

Unit 6: Space: Part 2
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT identify and describe patterns in the sky.

Big Idea: Sun up. Sun down. Connect to the prior space unit and refresh your students' memories about patterns in the sky.

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Science, season, pattern
  45 minutes
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