Poetry/Song Jigsaw Teacher Directions:
Each student from a table group moves to a Jigsaw poem group and reads one of the 4 poems (songs) below. With this Jigsaw group, they fill out the Table Notes chart for their song only. Then they return to their table and share their poem/song with the group, reading it to them and then leading the discussion and helping their table with the notes.
Each of these “poems” is actually a song. At the end of the lesson, teachers can play all of the songs for the class or students can listen to the songs on laptop computer stations. Students can sing along with the lyrics of the songs to practice fluency. The “One Meatball” song is a 4th grade favorite!
All song lyrics and a comprehensive and attractively-designed graphic organizer are included in this lesson plan/assessment. Students are looking for the author's purpose, main idea of poetry/fiction.