Resources


Materials:

  • pens, markers, computers, paper, art supplies
  • index cards to share interesting vocabulary for poems on the wall

Goals:

  • Students will learn various forms of poetry
  • Students will increase their environmental vocabulary
  • Students will write/illustrate several types of poetry on the theme of Earth Day

Resource Instructions

1. Students will learn, be reintroduced, to various forms of poetry. The Poetry Idea Engine, http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/poetry_engine.htm, is an excellent resource.

2. Students will discuss the origins and meaning of Earth Day, both on an international/national level, as well as on a community/personal level. http://www.earthday.org/

3. Students will write/illustrate their Earth Day poems for either a class book or bulletin board.

Assessment:

Do poems follow correct form if using a specific style of poetry?

Do poems stick to the themes of Earth Day?

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