Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses

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Introduce shape poems with help from the book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham. Pupils discuss and describe what a shape poem is and how it is made prior to drafting an example poem. Once budding poets are ready, pupils compose their own shape poems and share them among their peers. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a bulletin board intended to reinforce the lesson's objective and showcase final products 
  • Combine the poem activity with your math lesson about shapes 
  • Test the interactive prior to teaching the lesson to familiarize yourself with the tool to make teaching with it less confusing for young scholars 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires technology with Internet access; schedule time in the computer lab, library, or with a digital cart if devices are not available in your classroom  
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Resource links are easy to locate 
  • Allows for creativity through shape choice 
  • Provides learners with a rubric to properly gauge their work prior to submitting it 
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