All About Me Poem Using Instant Poetry Forms

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Oregon Common Core State Standards: 
EL.04.WR.04
EL.04.WR.12
Lesson Plan Details
Duration: 
one hour
Objective: 
Students will create an All About Me poem using the instant poetry forms on the Educational Technology Training Center website.
Resources: 
Classroom set of laptops to be used in a 2-1 format, internet access, printer
Preparation: 

Prior to instruction, the teacher needs to...

*Teach different forms of poetry.

*Have a class discussion about using strong descriptive words.

Instruction: 

In this lesson, the teacher will...

*Have students work in partners and navigate to the website with the instant poetry forms (I put a link to it on my classroom blog to make this easy for them).

*Discuss possibilities for using strong, specific, descriptive words to fill in each of the blanks.

*Let each pair of students work together to fill out and print a poem for each student.

*Students can then add illustrations, and put them together in a classroom book (they could also be posted to the blog).

*There are tons of awesome poetry forms on this site that the students will want to explore!

Assessment: 

*Assessment will be done through teacher observation and successful completion of the project.

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 
4B. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.