This common core aligned poetry lesson will get your students excited about nature and poetry.
Students love this lesson because they get to play and create. You will love this lesson because it is ready to go and it will engage your students in a close reading of a challenging text. The active nature of this poetry lesson will make it one that your students will remember throughout the year.
When your students complete these activities they will
—do a close reading of poem
—get outside and appreciate nature
—learn new vocabulary
—utilize the scaffolding of a structured activity to write their own original poems
--complete common core requirements for literature
—learn that poetry is fun!
Included in the packet are:
—opening and closing activities with specific questions for engaging students
—questions for close reading to get students examining the details of the poem
—an answer key to those questions
—two activities to get students outside and writing about what they see
The poem is not included because of copyright reasons.