Teach your students how to write Italian sonnets, similes, onomatopoeia, acrostic, list poems, shape poems, Haiku, and couplets, all in innovative formats connected to eight famous artists! 8 SMARTBoard lessons are included, and hard copies are also available so you do not need to have a SMARTBoard to implement these lessons. Dedication printables are also included to encourage children to connect their own lives with their poetry. Creative binding suggestions will help children construct their own published Poetry Anthologies!
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Artist Studies about the following artists: Michelangelo,
Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder,
Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Andy Goldsworthy.
1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
4. Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
CCSS Language - Conventions of Standard English
1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
CCSS Language – Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
5. With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).