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Reading and Writing Poetry

September 2, 2014


love that dog Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
This is an excellent book to read in an integrated reading and writing unit.
The lessons that I am providing are based on the aligned ELA TEKs for K-5.
The standards and TEKS are cumulative. The lessons can be adapted to meet differentiated and grade level needs.
Aligned ELA TEKS poetry This is an overview of the aligned TEKS for reading and writing poetry from K-5. It can be used as a resource in planning.
The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos William This is one of the poems that Sharon Creech includes in Love That Dog. Lesson plans are provided, along with samples of using apps such as popplet and sticky.
stickypoem Using the Sticky app to publish   verbwagon Using the popplet app to make a verb graphic

The Red WheelBarrow This is a Power Point that includes the poem and has TEKs and STAAR based questions. (3rd grade) This Power Point can be converted to Smart Board and used interactively.
The Apple This is a pdf of a concrete poem included in Love That Dog. It is written by  S.C. Riggs, the pseudonym of Sharon Creech. K-4 can write a basic concrete poem using words that provide imagery. Fifth graders can add onomatopoeia. Students can create these shaped poems on paper, or they can use tagxedo, a word cloud tool.
The Apple Power Point This is a Power Point that includes discussion questions.

Love That Boy This is a poem by Walter Dean Myers. It is the poem that inspires Jack to write about his dog. The Power Point includes questions based on TEKS and STAAR format.

Educreations is a web tool that allows students to publish and record.
They can insert photos or illustrate their topics.
After recording and publishing, students can take a photo of their educreations poem.
Then they can use the QR Code Generator to post their poetry on the bulletin board for the public to hear them read their poem.

I found this PDF lesson plan for Love That Dog  literature circles activities and questions.

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