This unit was created to work on RL.2.4, learning about how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song, and SL.2.5, create audio recordings of stories or poems.
Each day, I taught the students 1 or 2 vocabulary words from this unit. Sometimes I shared related, quality Youtube songs and videos. Then, we read poetry or story examples that showcased the vocabulary words. I always tried to end our time together with either writing using one of the poem types or using one of forms of figurative language. The culmination of our unit was a Poetry Cafe where parents could come in and listen to us read a poem we had written or we had found. This is easily one of my favorite units of the school year because of the creative poetry that we write throughout the unit.
Included in this product:
14 vocabulary posters
5 supplemental activities (I used these during Reading centers.)
index of suggested poems
end-of-unit review activity or assessment
Note: While I wish that I could, legally I am unable to share the actual poems with you because of copyright issues. In lieu of actually sharing the poems I have collected, I have shared a list of poem titles/authors that showcase the different vocabulary words in this unit. All poems on the list can either be searched for online (where I got them) or found in a book.
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