Poetry is a rhythmic way to help students familiarize themselves with new science words while also working on everyday vocabulary, rhyming words, and word families. This poem was written to complement any physical science unit about the three main states of matter taught in elementary school. Students practice science vocabulary while learning to read fluently.
Although this type of activity is helpful for English Language Learners because of the repeated vocabulary practice, all students benefit from this different way of approaching science content. Also, some students really enjoy performing poems for their friends and classmates and acting it out, too, with their own routines!
After being introduced as a whole class, the poem could be placed in a center activity for students to practice reading aloud in pairs and then illustrate the meaning of each stanza of the poem.
This file has 2 poems in English, 1 poem in Spanish.
Science Poems States of matter
by C. Colley
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