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Name: Christine Pawlowski Date: Grade Level/Subject: First grade reading Prerequisite Knowledge: Poetry rhyming words at the end of each line Approximate Time: 30 40 min Student Objectives/Student Outcomes: Recognize patterns in poetry Learn poetry is also informative, not only for entertaining Be able to write a short four line poem on what they learn on dinosaurs Content Standards:

1.B.1b Identify genres (forms and purposes) of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and electronic literary forms. 1.C.1b Identify important themes and topics. 1.A.1b Comprehend unfamiliar words using context clues and prior knowledge; verify meanings with resource materials.
Materials/Resources/Technology: The book, Bones Poems A sheet of paper Pencil Implementation:

Time
10 min Opening of lesson: (Objectives, hook, behavior expectations) State expectations: 1. No talking while the teacher is talking. If you have something to say, raise your hand and wait to be called on by the teacher. 2. All eyes and ears on me. Clear your desk and have your hands placed on top of it. We have read the story, Mister Bones, and today we are going to read about dinosaurs in poetry. Who can give me a definition of poetry? What is poetry? `

25 min

Procedures: Include critical thinking questions and accommodations for individual needs Read the poem, Im Going to ask a stegosaur to dinner to them, then read it once as a class. Read the short poem on the back too. Ask one side of the room to read it and then compete with the other side. Go over words that the students might not be familiar with. Read the poem, True Colors (Something to think about if its true that birds are descended from dinosaur). Read it to them first, read it once as a class, and then call on students to take turns reading the poem. After, read the poem, Something else to think about if its true that birds descended from dinosaurs. Read it then once together as a class, then choose a good behavior board volunteer to be the teacher and read it to the class, having them follow along with their finger. Have the students highlight the words at the end of the lines that rhyme. Does every word at the end of a line of poetry rhyme with another word? After students complete this task, have them put it in their pocket. Next, pass out a sheet of paper with lines. Explain, that we just read poems about how dinosaurs descended from birds. Now, write a short poem (meaning the last word rhymes, in this case) about dinosaurs or birds of about four lines. Example Birds may very well have descended from dinosaurs, but when I walk down the street, a bird never roars, it quietly says, tweet. For Kaleb, Brayden, and Jack, call them up and have us all think of a poem, since these students struggle a little bit with writing. Also, work on their handwriting skills too while we brainstorm a poem. Summary/Closing: Summarizing question: What did we learn today about dinosaurs? (students should answer that we learned that birds may have descended from dinosaurs) Collect the students poetry, have them clear their desks, and get ready to move on to the next task.

Student Assessment Highlighting the rhyming words in the poems Writing their own short poem Stating what they learned about dinosaurs today how poetry is informative.