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Students will use poetry, April is National Poetry Month, to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.
- pens, markers, computers, paper, art supplies
- index cards to share interesting vocabulary for poems on the wall
- 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
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.
Do poems follow correct form if using a specific style of poetry?
Do poems stick to the themes of Earth Day?