Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements

Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements
Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements
Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements
Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements
Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements
Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements
Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements
Poetry, Drama, and Prose Unit to Teach Structural Elements
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This complete unit teaches kids to identify structural elements of poetry, drama, and prose. You'll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these activities are classroom tested and kid approved. They are also a part of the Fourth Grade Literature Skills Bundle, which addresses all fourth grade literature standards.

What’s Included

  • Lesson plans
  • PowerPoint presentation for direct instruction
  • One-page quick reference guide with samples of each type of literature
  • One-page quick reference guide with prose, drama, and poetry terms
  • One-page list of additional poetry terms
  • Five stories, each based on classic children’s literature*, that include prose, drama, and poetry (Students must identify each type of literature and explain structures in the right-hand column.)
  • Additional PowerPoint presentation for practice of rhythm and rhyme in poetry
  • Three additional texts for practice discriminating between forms of literature and their elements

BONUS: A companion website stores all files (and more) in one convenient place. Just click and go. Additional features:

  • Google-friendly student sheets (perfect for Google Classroom)
  • Video explaining elements of poetry
  • Video explaining elements of drama
  • Video explaining elements of prose
  • Teaching tips with additional resources

Overview:

  • Direct Instruction of Prose, Drama, and Poetry – An interactive PowerPoint presentation presents structures of each type of literature. Prose, drama, and poetry related to “Mary Had a Little Lamb” are used as examples.**
  • Guided Practice – Teacher and students discuss examples of prose, drama, and poetry in “Mother Goose’s Party.”
  • Independent Practice – Students discriminate between the three types of literature and explain structures using “Robin Hood,” “Little Red Riding Hood Meets the Wolf,” and “Hansel and Gretel.”
  • Assessment – Students discriminate between types of literature and explain structures for “Goldilocks, or the Three Bears.”
  • Review & Practice – Use “America the Beautiful,” “The Crow and the Pitcher,” and “The Journey to Oz” to review and practice.
  • Like each of my fourth grade literature skills units, this resource is available in three formats:

    • PowerPoint – for teachers who want a clear introduction to the standard
    • Practice – for teachers whose students need extra work on the standard
    • Unit (this resource) – *best value* for teachers who want a complete learning cycle: direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment (PowerPoint, practice, additional resources, companion website, and paperless Google option included)

    You can choose the format that best fits your needs.

    Enjoy!

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    *Stories and illustrations were adapted from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades by Florence Holbrook, and Mary’s Little Lamb by Edith Francis Foster, which are now in the public domain.

    Standards Addressed

    • CCSS RL.4.5 – Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
    • Alaska Reading Standard for Literature Grade 4 – Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse and rhythm) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
    • Florida CPALMS LAFS.4.RL.2.5 – Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
    • Indiana Academic Standard 4.RL.3.1 – Explain major differences between poems, plays, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems and drama.
    • Nebraska English Language Arts Standard LA 4.1.6.p – Compare and contrast the text of a story, drama, or poem and a visual or oral presentation of the text.
    • Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts 4.2.R.2 – Students will compare and contrast details in literary and nonfiction/informational texts to discriminate various genres.

    I’m committed to continual improvement. This unit was updated and enhanced in September of 2018.

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