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October 4, 2016

This week's class activities

 

1. Craft – Magic Box - Decorate magic boxes

2. Key Points – Types of Poems - Identify different types of poems

3. Collaborative – Collaborative Poem - Students work together to create a poem

4. Writing - Couplets - Students write couplets

5. Math/Logic – Magic Squares - Find the solution

6. Character Connection – Magic Words - Good words to use

7. Big Activity – Poetry Reading - Students each read or recite poems

8. Movement - Wingardium Leviosa - Relay race

 

Quests for at home

  • Make your own magic squares.

  • Write some poems of your own: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=poems%20site%3Areadwritethink.org

  • Make a poetry lapbook: http://homeschoolhelperonline.com/2015/07/27/poetry-for-children-lapbook/

  • Compare poetry from five different countries. Can you make poems in the style of those countries?

  • Write a poem about your own life.

  • Write a poem that will help you memorize some science facts.

  • Write a poem that includes all four keys of poetry:

    • Rhyme-similarity of sounds at the end of words.

    • Rhythm-a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in the line of a poem.

    • Alliteration-repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. Example-Sally sells sea shells

    • Form-the way a poem looks

  • Make a poetry ABC book.

  • Make up a set of couplet spells.

  • How many syllables are there in your name and in the names of each of your family member?

  • Write three different types of poems.

  • “Translate” one of Shakespeare's sonnets into modern language.

  • Read poems by two different poets. Compare their two styles. Which do you like better? Write about it in your wizard journal.

  • Hold a family poetry slam.

  • Make a concrete poem: https://www.google.com/search?q=concrete+poem&espv=2&biw=1402&bih=984&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1s4LYqsHPAhViF2MKHUJBBoUQsAQIRQ&dpr=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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