Understanding Immigration Through the Use of Triante Poetry
Third graders read a book about emigrating to America. They create and illustrate a triante poem using sensory words, depicting something they liked about the story.
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Whatif by Shel Silverstein
What a skillful way to incorporate Shel Silverstein, a wonderful author, into the classroom. Composed of three tasks, children are led through a series of text-dependent questions that force them to unveil the meaning of Silverstein's...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Shape (Or Concrete) Poems
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2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Through the journey of four stories of immigration, scholars complete graphic organizers and apply knowledge to create a visual representation of their findings on a large poster. Third and fourth readers write a letter to their family...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Write a Poem
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3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable