Why Lesson Planet?
Explore the components of rhythm and form through a reading of Jean Marzollo's I Spy books. After discussing Marzollo’s format, the class agrees upon a theme for a class book and topics that fit with that theme. Pupils write a poem, create a collage and combine these elements into a page. The ten-day instructional activity integrates art, music, literature, technology, and writing with poetry. Class members publish their own classroom book using the I Spy format as a conclusion to the unit.