Reflection: Student Ownership Poetry: Acrostic Poem - Section 3: Poetry Reading


     Students were excited to use the dictionary to find less familiar words for their poems.  I discuss Tier 2 words with students and gave them a sample list earlier in the lesson.  I explained to students that Tier 2 words are mature language that they would hear often in adult conversations.  Also, Tier 2 words can have multiple meanings, appear frequently, and can be used across domains or subjects.  We discussed a few examples.  Student products (Student Sample 1 and Student Sample 2 ) revealed that they applied some tier 2 words in their Acrostic Poems.  Using Tier 2 words challenges students to experiment with unfamiliar words and sets the stage for future applications.  However, at this stage, students are merely being exposed to tier 2 words and may not have the depth of understanding required for proper application. 

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Poetry: Acrostic Poem

Unit 7: Poetry
Lesson 14 of 15

Objective: SWBAT describe how words and phrases have rhythm and interpret their meaning.

Big Idea: How does the structure of acrostic poems affect its rhythm and meaning? Students experiment with Tier 2 words as they create complex acrostic poetry.

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English / Language Arts, Poetry, acrostic poetry, poems, Poetic Devices
  60 minutes
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