You might remember a couple of weeks ago when I shared how I used the book, Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved.
I am using a fun unit from Pinkadots Elementary to teach this week:
This group was working really hard on saying the panda is endangered without just "saying it."
How about that alliteration!! This group was fascinated by the noises a beaver makes. Ha ha!
This student is very upset that zebras are hunted for their hide, so she said she wants to include that in her poem. She has a good start, I think!
This student seriously blew me away with his poem! He wanted to work alone because he had all these ideas that his group wasn't listening to, so I let him. (Sometimes, you just have to do that, don't you??) And I mean, WOW. I especially love how he said, "if you do see them, they won't be in town." So many kids are getting hung up on trying to give the EXACT fact- but instead of him trying to say they live in the wild or on African grasslands, he told that fact in his own way. :o)
So, what fun things do you do in your classroom to teach poetry?