Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Let's Talk Poetry
This a center that once the process is taught, it is Easy Breezy Lemon Squeezy. I have 2 poems my students do every morning during calendar time. The first poem is a month poem. I got the idea on-line (http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems68.html) and made a poem for each month. The poems give specifics about the months or hints to what they will learning about. In November, it will talk about Pilgrims and Native Americans. In February, it will talk about the presidents. In March, it would talk about solid, liquid and gas. It just depends on the standards for that month. We start with a echo and 1-to-1 voice-to-print match. As the month goes on, they can read chorally and it doesn't take long at all. There are usually picture supports. Up until I got a smart board, I had the poems on a chart. Now, they are in my calendar smart board lesson.
This is without a doubt a Process/Product Center. You teach the process and change the product, but the students know exactly what to do. There is no mystery, so they can be independent with this center quickly.