ERIC Number: ED454540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Play with Words: Rhyme & Verse. [Lesson Plan].
Children enjoy listening to bouncy rhythms and reciting catchy rhymes. Poetry provides a rich vehicle for helping children explore how language sounds and works. Such exploration helps develop skills related to language usage, listening, vocabulary acquisition, and auditory memory, while also fostering an understanding of thematically related concepts. Most important, a study of poetry helps promote a warm, relaxed classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning. With this lesson plan, students can use their senses to experience poetry--they will listen to poems and rhymes, clap out syllables, and sing along with familiar tunes, as well as use puppets and crafts to help recall and retell favorite poems, and finally, experience the joy of crafting their own original poems. The lesson plan contains guiding questions and material on how to prepare to teach the lesson. It also contains the following suggested activities for lessons: Complete the Rhymes; Syllable Clap; Word Family Rhyme Charts; Silly Sounds and Ridiculous Rhymes; Discovering Nursery Rhymes; and Exploring Haiku. The lesson plan provides information and ideas for teaching each lesson; cites learning objectives; lists materials needed; gives appropriate grade levels (Grades K-2) and time required for each lesson; and outlines national standards for English/language arts covered in the lesson plan. Contains an "Extending the Lesson" section. Lists several helpful Web sites. (NKA)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Curriculum Enrichment, Language Arts, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, National Standards, Poetry, Primary Education, Rhyme, Skill Development, Student Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
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