Concrete poems are poems shaped like what they are about. This lesson is for ESL (and non ESL) students of all levels, and includes ESL strategies such as modelling and use of visuals. This lesson was used for a formal observation with 2 administrators, and finished work was placed on my hallway bulletin board. The result: Administration loved the lesson, and teachers, students, and passersby were amazed by the finished products. I was amazed because I am a HORRIBLE artist, but these step-by-step directions made the art work easy. The lesson uses the workshop model, which begins with a Do Now, and includes a mini-lesson, paired work, independent work, and a wrap.
File includes the 2-page lesson, sample poem written by myself, and sample concrete poem rubric for grading.
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