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Grade Level: 3rd
Subject: Language Arts
Strand: Reading
Knowledge & Skills
Student Expectation
Cognitive Expectation
Content Expectation
A) describe the characteristics of various forms of poetry and how they create imagery (e.g., narrative poetry, lyrical poetry, humorous poetry, free verse).
Investigate and discover different forms of poetry
describe the characteristics and create imagery
demonstrate using prezi, powerpoint, etc.
Possible Activity Types:
Various forms of presentations (electronic or paper-based)

Poetry Immersion
1. Divide the class into 4 groups: lyrical, free verse, humorous, and narrative. Each group will research to define the characteristics of each type and find examples fro each type.
2. Jigsaw back to their group to share what they have learned.
3. Develop a product electronically (prezi, animoto, stupeflix, glogster, etc.)
4. Post on a blog, Edmodo, or Wikispaces.
5. Have students respond and reflect on each other learning.

Guided Practice: Have a collection of poem for the students to sort based on the characteristics of the poem in groups.
Independent Practice/Assessment: Give 5 poems to students and they will identity the type based on the characteristics.
Resources Needed:
poetry books,
Poetry Types
computers, ipad
journals for writing down notes and reflections
Narrative Poetry
Lyrical Poems
Shape Poems
Free Verse