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ERIC Number: ED477992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-28
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Composing Cinquain Poems with Basic Parts of Speech.
Gardner, Traci
The writing program described in this lesson plan guides students in grades 3 through 8 in composing cinquain poems, a five-line form that uses the syllable count of two-four-six-eight-two. During the two 50-minute lessons, students will: describe the basic conventions of cinquain; interpret examples of cinquain; characterize the relationship between structure and meaning in cinquain; and compose a cinquain that describes a familiar person, place, or thing. The instructional plan, lists of web resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. Sample cinquains, a cinquain graphic organizer, and a cinquain reflections sheet are attached. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.