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SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

Lesson Plan 8
TOPIC
Name
Subject
Grade Level
Date/Duration
Big Ideas

Essential
Questions

DETAILS
CK
Miss Sydney Geyer
ELA Reading
Fourth Grade
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
A poem is when a poet uses carefully chosen words to
express ideas and feelings to tell a story.
Important parts of a poems structure are: verse, stanza,
rhythm, line break, meter and rhyme.
What is a poem?
What is a verse? Stanza? Rhythm? Line break? Meter?
Rhyme?

PA/Common
Core/Standards
Objective

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.10

Students will be able to identify and describe a poem.

Formative &
Summative
Assessment
Evidence
ISTE Standards
for Students

Informal assessment: Students actively engage in large


group instruction answering probing questions and
sharing insights on poem we read together.

Research and information fluency


Communication and collaboration
Critical thinking, problem solving and decision making

Interactive iPoet poster creation and display helps to


meet the needs of both kinesthetic and visual learners
and will serve as a reference chart throughout the unit.

Framework for
21st Century
Learning
Accommodation
s, Modifications

SUPERVISING
TEACHERS
SIGNATURE

Seton Hill University Lesson Plan Template Step-by-Step


Procedures
RATIONALE for
the Learning
Plan
Introduction

CK
Activating Prior Knowledge
Probing questions on imagery in other literature that we
have read and how this is a key to how poetry allows the
reader to visualize.
Hook/Lead-In/Anticipatory Set

Explicit
Instructions

Introduce one poem by watching YouTube video of The


Worm That Wouldnt Wiggle and discuss why this is a
poem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDG2-bxpno0

Big Idea Statement


A poem is when a poet uses carefully chosen words to
express ideas and feelings to tell a story.
Important parts of a poems structure are: verse, stanza,
rhythm, line break, meter and rhyme.
Essential Questions Statement
What is a poem?
What is a verse? Stanza? Rhythm? Line break? Meter?
Rhyme?
Objective Statement
Students will be able to identify and describe a poem.
Transition
Timer to control time management for appropriate
lesson transitions.
Key Vocabulary
Poem, visualize, verse, stanza, rhythm, line break, meter
and rhyme
Lesson
PreAssessment of Students
Procedure
Probing questions to assess what student know or think
that they know about poetry.
Modeling of the Concept
Show a YouTube video of a simple poem.
Guiding the Practice
Teach in large group what a poem is and what the
different parts of a poem are.
Read The Wind and the Moon as a full class, aloud.
Providing the Independent Practice
Students will follow the instructions in the margins of
The Wind and the Moon to annotate the poem.
Transition
Timer to control time management for appropriate
lesson transitions.
Reading
iPoet template
Materials
Lesson 4 Poetry Packet
Technology
YouTube
Equipment
Computer
Supplies
Projector
Evaluation of
Informal assessment: Students actively engage in large
the
group instruction answering probing questions and
Learning/Master
sharing insights on poem we read together.
y of the
Concept
Closure
Summary & Review of the Learning

Go over poem annotations as a large group and see


what types of rhymes and information each student
gathered from the poem.

Homework/Assignments
None
Teacher
Self-reflection