This is a great lesson for anytime of the year, and especially to add some spark to those long days after testing at the end of the year. Students use cookbooks to find verbs that will describe a scientific or cultural phenomenon: different types of weather, various ecosystems, Roman culture, events that led to the Civil War, etc. The topics are endless, while you reinforce verbs as a part of speech and help students internalize specific details of a topic. This lesson is great for review, a final project, and for some practice crafting a poem.
by Lisa Connors