Lesson Plan : Poetry - Cinquain

Teacher Name:
 S. Nazario
Grade:
 Grade 3
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Poetry - Cinquain
Content:
 cinquain noun adjective verb onomatopoeia phrase lines
Goals:
 To write a cinquain To meet NCSCS Communication Skills Competecy Goals 3: The learner will use language for critical analysis and evaluation, and Goal 4: The learner will use language for aesthetic and personal response.
Objectives:
 After hearing, seeing and discussing examples of cinquains, the learner will write a cinquain using all components correctly about rain on a drop shape.
Materials:
 rain shower on cassette hands-on rain percussion activity on posterboard "Puppy" and "Clock" cinquains on overheads overhead projector and screen chalkboard & chalk mini chalkboard & chalk for each student rain drop pattern blue construction paper for each student pencil, black marker & scissors for each student bulletin board title "Rain Cinquains" on umbrella shape
Introduction:
 Have students listen to a tape of a rain shower with their eyes closed. Then have students participate on hands-on rain percussion activity. Ask students to share their experience of rain with eyes closed and during activity. Tell students that they will be writing a cinquain about rain.
Development:
 Review nouns, adjectives, verbs and phrases. Teach onomatopoeia. Have students brainstorm examples for instruments. Read "Puppy" and "Clock" cinquains. Have students identify the number of lines. Discuss what a cinquain is.
Practice:
 Have students identify each part of the cinquain for "Puppy" and "Clock." Using the blackboard, have students assist you in writing a cinquain titled "School."
Accommodations:
 Students who cannot write can dictate to assistant as she writes. Students with handwriting difficulty may write their poems on drop with drawn lines.
Checking For Understanding:
 Understanding checked during independent practice with eith conferencing and questioning during the drafting process to prevent frustration of having to redo raindrop.
Closure:
 Call on student volunteers to share.
Evaluation:
 Students will have to identify a cinquain and its components on a test of various examples at the end of the poetry unit.

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