Read the imaginative story "When the Sky is like Lace" by Elinor Lander Horwitz (illustrated beautifully by Barbara Cooney) to explore fun words such as "bimulous" and "eucalyptus" with students. Students love finding these words and discovering the different rhythms that they can use with the words. You might even find that everything your students say in the classroom after completing this lesson takes on a certain rhythm! Go further to discover instruments that could sound like each words and turn the words and rhythms into a tone poem! This is a great activity for introducing students to the joys of rhythm!
This product includes:
*ideas for fun words to experiment with from "When the Sky is like Lace"
*a tone poem created from those words
*a melody for "The Otters' Song"
*a melody for "The Katydid"
*suggestions for making the most of this resource