Second Grade Nest: Using Poems and Text to Convey Meaning

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Using Poems and Text to Convey Meaning

Teaching poetry was always one of my least favorite things to do.
I think it's always been a really tough topic to teach. Writing it is always fun, but ready and understanding it is tough! 

I made two packs that align with RL's words and phrases standards to use when teaching poetry. 

CCSS RL 1.4- Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
CCSS RL 2.4- Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Here is a peek at RL 1.4!  
There are three mini lessons that teach sensory words, feelings, and poetry. 
Also included are printables, passages, interactive notebook pieces, task cards, and an assessment. 
Printables and passages include poems and stories that appeal to senses and convey feelings.

The watermelon lesson is so much fun! 
Students get their own watermelon sour patch candy and write down all their sensory words with the candy, then they read Penny's Watermelon poem and respond to how the poem appeals to their senses. 

Using Elephant and Piggy is great for teaching feelings because the students have to infer what is going on instead of the text outright telling them. 

Here is an interactive notebook entry where students have to practice finding emotions and feelings within the text instead of reading it word for word. 

Here is a little peek at the 3 page assessment with 10 questions. Four general questions, then two passages with 3 questions each. 

And here is a peak at RL 2.4! 
This gets a bit more literal with the words and phrases. While 1.4 asks how it makes the reader feel or think, 2.4 is asking for the actual word patterns that supply rhythm and meaning to the poem or story. 
Just like with 1.4, there are mini lessons to kick off the unit, then there is printables, passages, interactive notebook pieces, task cards, and an assessment. 

Here is one of the lessons on alliteration. 

Here is one of the fun mini lesson activities where the students work with partners to complete the poem with rhyming words, then illustrate their poem. 

There are general poem/story graphic organizer asking about repetition, alliteration, rhymes, and rhythm. 

Poems and stories are supplies with questions about rhymes, alliteration, words and phrases, and why the authors used them. 
The reader has to infer what the author is talking about using words and phrases from the text. 

Repetition happens in stories, too, not just poems. 
We use some Eric Carle books as well as There Was An Old Lady to show repetition in a story. 
Poems are also used to teach repetition! 

The second grade version also have a 3 page assessment with 4 general questions and two passages with three questions each! 

Click both links to find the packs in my store. 

1 comment:

  1. Putting this on my wish list for sure! In the picture of the assessment with the watermelon poem, shouldn't it say, "It's going to taste TOO good, I'll bet!"? Sorry if not, but it kind of jumped out at me.