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ERIC Number: ED482392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-11
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading and Writing.
Reed, Jennifer
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A