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How to Recite a Poem like an Expert

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Don't just read a poem, recite a poem! Add speaking skills to a poetry unit with an activity that promotes successful poem recitation. Scholars choose a poem then recite it with the help of several tips and videos. 
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Reciting Favorite Poems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students select their favorite poems to recite and videotape. They describe the personal significance of the poems prior to the recitation. The videos are placed in the school archives.
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A Night of Honor: Rhyming Couplets to Honor Loved Ones

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Honor your loved ones with hand written poetry. Start by brainstorming memories to create rhyming couplets. After preparing a final written draft, word process the poems and create a class PowerPoint presentation of pictures which will...
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Poetry As Oral Performance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Reciting poetry is a great way to build oral language skills and build classroom community. Pupils look at the text elements of poetry and choose a poem to read aloud. They focus on rhythm, fluency, and expression. This is a great way to...
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Counting, Properties of Numbers And Number Sequences

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Youngsters recognize odd and even numbers to 20. They count in steps of 5 from zero to 20 or more and then back again. They recite the number names in order, counting on or back from a given number and count on in steps of 3 to at least...
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Poetry SLAM: Youth Verse Competition

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Use this model, based on urban youth poetry competitions, to create an engaging venue for your poets to share their work out loud, with expression. Build class community, have fun, and celebrate your authors' original verse. Resource is...
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Constitution Day Rap

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Engage your class while learning about the US Constitution with this fun primary grade social studies lesson. After viewing a picture of the US Constitution, young learners piece together a US flag using stars and stripes with facts...
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Reading, Writing, Reciting Exciting Poetry!

For Teachers 6th
Students complete a poetry analysis unit. In this poetry analysis lesson, students study poetry by reading, reciting, and analyzing poems and their poets. Students study poetic devices, write their own poems, and complete hands-on...
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Poems Put to Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students listen to sample poetry recitations. They discuss times when poetry might be used in real-life situations to move/motivate other people or audiences. They identify particularly moving passages and then quote them effectively to...
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Sorting with Old Mother Hubbard

For Teachers K
Students read nursery rhymes and sort items by properties. For this nursery rhyme lesson, students develop new vocabulary and sort items by where they belong. Students recite the rhyme while matching the words to print.
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School-Home Links: Recite the Alphabet

For Students K - 1st
In this alphabet recitation instructional activity, students cut out the pieces of the alphabet strip and glue the pieces together to make one strip. Students then use the strip to sing the alphabet song and point to each letter as they...
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English Literature: An Overview

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Relate literary works and authors to the major themes of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 20th century. Working in groups, high schoolers will evaluate period philosophy, religion, and politics that influenced...
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Cross Patch

For Teachers K - 2nd
Leaners will recite "Cross Patch" and examine its related emotions and vocabulary. They chant "Cross Patch", participate in listening games and identify rhyming words. Afterward, they place the rhyme in their "My Very Own Nursery Rhyme...
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Poetry for the Elementary Classroom

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Use Shel Silverstein's poem "Batty" to introduce poetry to young readers. This lesson is not formatted well, but the plan does suggest learners memorize a poem, recite the poem individually, and then recite the poem as a class. Poetry...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Ruby the Copycat (Rathmann)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Have your scholars ever known someone who was a copycat? Approach this issue as you study vocabulary in context by reading Peggy Rathmann's book Ruby the Copycat. Proposed focus words are: recite, murmur, plop, and coincidence. Go over...
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Art and Sole

For Teachers 1st
A series of four lessons encourages learners to engage in all sorts of artistic activities. They participate in creative movement, serve food, sing songs, recite poems, and create a bust of themselves. What a fun and exciting series of...
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Mouse Mess

For Teachers K
Scholars practice rhyming and phonemic awareness using trade books and poetry. They will listen to the book Mouse Mess several times throughout the week, identifying rhyming words, and matching words that begin with the same sound. Then...
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Big Bird Wants To Whistle

For Teachers Pre-K - K
While sitting in the park, Big Bird recites a Language Arts poem about all of the things that can whistle. It turns out that everything can whistle except Big Bird.
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Study Jams! Plants with Seeds

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Are your blooms doomed? Not if you plant your seeds in the proper condition! Cartoon character teenagers explore seed-bearing plants, germination, and seed dispersal. They compare gymnosperms with cones, angiosperms with flowers. They...
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Amanda Gorman Reads Inauguration Poem, 'The Hill We Climb'

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewFollowing in the tradition established by John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton, the Inauguration Ceremony of Joseph Biden  featured an Inauguration Poem. National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman's powerful recitation of her Inauguration...
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Songs the Express American Ideals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
First graders will learn the words to two American ideals songs: "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and "America the Beautiful." They will also learn the Pledge of Allegiance and what it means to recite it. This is a great resource for your...
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End-of-the-Year Celebration Program

For Teachers K
Students sing songs, recite a poem, share what they can now do that they couldn't before and explain how they see their accomplishments. They read "Leo The Late Bloomer" and create graduation hats.
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I Am Special and You Are Special Too #4

For Teachers K
The students listen to a book about being different and investigate that everyone is different, but special in their own unique way. The students draw a picture of themselves using multi-cultural markers. Along with the drawing, the...
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Family Stories and the Oral Tradition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How well do you know stories told in your family? Could you recite them by heart? Middle schoolers study the importance of the oral tradition by telling a partner a story, having the partner recite it back, and then interviewing a family...

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