These are a couple of quick lesson plan ideas, which I mostly found in a couple of places online, including Teachers Pay Teachers and Pinterest. The best lesson plans are stolen, I say ...
Anyway, the first: I created "poem cubes" by wrapping boxes in colored paper, and taping poems to each side. (I had help from a friend.) You can see my excellent taping skills here:
Students will "roll the dice" and see what poems they find. Then, they will make a list of any words that rhyme, create an illustration, and write a short review of the poem.
Another highly popular activity this last week has been "Twitter poems." Students created poems of exactly 140 characters. Then, we had a mini poetry-reading, which I filmed! The kids loved seeing themselves reading the poems.
A third idea I've been wanting to try is "spine label poetry," in which students grab library books and arrange them so the spines of the books line up and the titles create a poem when read together. It looks like lots of fun.
We're enjoying the heck out of National Poetry Month in the library!
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