**Updated to include the original WORD version of the student response booklet in case you need to make changes.
This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends. It is the SIXTH week in my building bridges Unit.
The focus at the beginning of the week is on "The Giving Tree" and the unlikely friendship between the boy and the tree. The rest of the week is spent looking at other poems by Shel Silverstein and analyzing them for meaning, structure and mood.
Since some of the activities and ideas were taken from Shel Silverstein's website, I am offering this week as a FREEBIE. I hope you enjoy the lesson plan and the response booklet.
By the end of the week, they are able to:
identify the rhyme pattern in a poem.
identify the rhythm pattern in a poem.
The weekly literature you will need is:
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Zipped File contains:
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+I can statements
+Detailed plans for 1 week
1 Response Booklet to copy for each student. The booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
1 pdf copy of the Poem "The Romance" by Shel Silverstein (found on his website)
The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
I am including the pdf and word version of the lesson plan in case you want to make changes.