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Third Grade Analyzes Columbus Poetry

Posted in holiday, poetry, technology, third grade, and TTESS 1819

Last week in the Jackson Library, third graders analyzed two Columbus poems. The first one, What Was It Like? asked questions to encourage thinking and empathy. The second one discussed the accomplishments and struggles of Columbus.  For both, we analyzed the messages, main idea, looked at new vocabulary words, and studied the structure of the poems. After we discussed both poems, the kids took a Quizizz to assess their learning. I like how Quizizz provides me with data so I can see which questions were missed and therefore what standards need to be retaught. At the computer station, the kids rotated to view a Brainpop video about Columbus.

TEK 6: Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry:: Students make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to describe the characteristics of various forms of poetry and how they create imagery.

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Columbus Day Poem Analysis with 5th

Posted in fifth grade, holiday, poetry, reading skills, technology, and TTESS 1819

This week in the Jackson Elementary Library, we analyzed a Columbus Poem by Anne Wynne. We discussed important vocabulary words in advance as well as the meaning of a stanza and how to determine rhyming patterns. After the discussion, the kids played a Quizizz about the content. Half of the kids completed Columbus Brainpop activities at the computer station while the other half took their quiz. Then we switched groups and the other half took their quiz. I love how customizable Quizizz is! I turned off the ‘earn points for speed’ setting so they would take their time and I turned on the ‘read aloud’ feature in the settings and provided headphones to meet certain students’ accommodations for language, etc. This lesson was mildly adapted from Nancy Jo Lambert‘s 2012 Columbus Day Poetry lesson on her site. She is awesome! The kids for the most part love Quizizz and thought it was even better than Kahoot! I like the descriptive data it provides. You can also customize the language setting (Spanish, etc.)

Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry:  Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Student are expected to analyze how poetry uses sound effects (e.g., alliteration, internal rhyme, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme) to reinforce meaning in poems.

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