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Copy of 4th Grade Poetry

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Callie Bartels

on 23 April 2014

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Transcript of Copy of 4th Grade Poetry

4th Grade Poetry Unit - Two Weeks
Students will be skilled at...
-Analyzing text features and structural elements of poetry, drama, and prose.
-Understanding similarities and differences of drama, prose, and poetry.
-Detecting themes in poetry, drama, and prose.
Students will know...
-Different text structures of drama, poetry, and rose.
-Similarities and differences between drama, poetry, and prose.
-Themes in various types of poetry, drama, and prose.
-Essential new vocabulary:
alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, personification, drama, prose, poetry, stanza.
Performance Tasks
-KWL chart introducing poetry.
-Practice identifying metaphors and similes in poems and small group book clubs.
-Find examples of similes in a poem and then create their own poem using similes.
-Create comic strips in small groups using onomatopoeia and present to class.
-Create a slogan for a product using alliteration.
-Practice performing a drama using Reader's Theater in small groups (these will be differentiated to fit the student's reading level).
-Venn Diagram comparing poetry and drama.

Essential Questions:
Students will keep considering:
-How can I write and speak about the major differences between poems, drama, and prose?
-How can I compare and contrast poetry and prose?
-What are the themes in poetry, prose, and drama?
-How can I identify learned vocabulary in my reading?
Students will understand that...
-There are differences between drama, prose, and poetry.
-Poetry, drama, and prose contain different themes.
-Having knowledge of essential vocabulary helps us as readers and writers.
-Conclusions will be based on textual evidence.
Transfer Goals
Students will be able to independently use their learning to...
-Use structural elements of each genre to explain the major differences.
-Detect overall themes in writing.

What are my goals (standards)?
1. Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems and drama when writing or speaking about text.
2. Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
3. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, summarize the text.
Summative Assessments
Structural Elements of Poetry
: this assessment will ask students to use the structural elements of each genre to explain the differences.
Analyzing Poetry
: this assessment will ask students to look at 3 different readings and label whether they are an example of poetry, prose, or drama and explain how they know.
Formative Assessments
-Exit slips
-Pair Share
-Check for understanding (thumbs-up/1-5)
-Group work
-Venn Diagrams
Week 1
1. KWL chart
2. SmartBoard lessons on poetry, prose and drama.
3. Begin reading poetry books
4. Venn diagram for poetry and prose
5. SmartBoard lessons for simile and metaphor/practice finding these in poetry books
6. Begin book clubs looking for similes and metaphors
7. Analyzing poetry assessment
Week 2
1. SmartBoard slides on onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification
2. Students create slogans using alliteration
3. Create comic strips using onomatopoeia
4. Continue reading poetry books
5. Create final poems
6. Structural Elements Assessment
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