An activity for your Matter unit. This can be used whole class, small group, or at a Science center.
Copy smaller version of poem (enclosed) or make a large anchor chart. Go over poem several times. In a small group children will work cooperatively to put sentence pieces in correct order. Have them recopy poem filling in missing words on enclosed sheet or rewrite poem on their own (blank lined sheet also included). Many ways to use this activity.
Common Core: Reading Standard for Literature
Kindergarten: Craft and Structure 5. Recognize common types of tests (e.g., storybooks, poems, fantasy, realistic text).
First grade: Craft and Structure 4. Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Second grade: Craft and Structure 4. Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.