ERIC Number: ED482392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-11
Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading and Writing.
This lesson plan can help teach primary students about sentence structure, rhyming words, sight words, vocabulary, and print concepts using a weekly poem. These important skills for reading and writing are demonstrated in a whole-to-parts approach using engaging poems, shared reading, and independent activities. During five 15-minute class sessions, students will: learn new vocabulary; recognize rhyming words; develop an understanding of print concepts; demonstrate reading comprehension through illustrations; make predictions based on prior knowledge; and learn the elements of a sentence. The instructional plan, lists of 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. A drawing sheet; a weekly poem rubric; a sample letter to parents; and a skills search sheet are attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Illustrations, Lesson Plans, Poetry, Prediction, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Rhyme, Sentence Structure, Vocabulary Development
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.