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This 36 page unit includes everything you need to teach Prose, poetry, and drama.
Day 1: Teach Prose using the prose notes (p. 3). After teaching the notes, pass out different examples of prose (newspaper article, magazine article, chapter book, picture book, etc.) Let students investigate the different types. At the bottom of their notes page, they should write a sentence from one of the books, being sure to cite the source. Pass out the prose example (page 17). Have students complete the activity.
Day 2: Teach Poetry using the poetry notes (p.5). After teaching, pass out different poems from poetry books and let the students spend some investigating. Then, pass out the poetry example (p. 15) and work together to label the different elements of poetry.
Day 3: Teach Drama using the drama notes (p.7). After teaching, pass out the drama example (p.9-11). Work together to color-code the different elements of the drama. You can then assign students to act out the drama.
Day 4: Laminate and cut out the cards on pages 19-22. Hang them around the classroom. Give each student a copy of the Recording Sheet (p. 23) and let them walk around the room, answering the questions.
Day 5: Review for test- students will complete the Triple Venn Diagram (p.25-26).
Day 6: Students also answer the writing prompt on p. 28. (they should refer to the elements of each style of writing in their answer.)
Day 7: Unit Test