First, we made foldables to go into our reading spirals. I only had them do 4 terms but we talked about a lot more than that.
Then, we read two poems.. one silly and one serious. We looked at the number of stanzas, lines per stanza, rhyme scheme, and imagery/figurative language.Silly Poem... LOVE Ken Nesbitt!!! (I totally mispelled his name on the student copy but we fixed it.)
Serious Poem.... The students were very surprised how much of an impact a poem so short could have.
We also talked about the Theme to this poem... Never let go of your dreams! Always believe in yourself!
Tomorrow the poetry
drama mini study continues....
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