This lesson plan includes detailed instruction for the teacher on how to use the poetry point of view guide in the classroom.
The poetry point of view guide explores the children poets: Shel Silverstein & Kenn Nesbitt.
It focuses on looking closely at Shel Silverstein's Messy Room & Rain, and Kenn Nesbitt's My Smartphone Isn't Smart & I Tried to Do My Homework.
The poetry point of view guide takes students away from traditional comprehension questions and allows them to put themselves into the shoes of the author or narrators of the poems. They explore meaningful discussion questions that make for a deeper connection with the text.
The lesson plan includes activating prior knowledge and before, during, and after reading activities.
There is a descriptive teacher guide to give the lesson, which includes a rubric for each section of the poetry point of view guide.
Students will love these activities and it will help them form a deeper understanding of text while making meaningful connections and using the text to support their answers.
This lesson plan is great to introduce students to poetry and point of view guided lesson plans. From using this lesson plan you can then use this type of format as a strategy for students with more difficult text.