1. Topic-
2. Content-
ELA: Writing
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Expose students to Cowboy Poetry.
2.Provide opportunity for Students to enter Cowboy poetry for Children contest.
3.Explore a new genre of Writing.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will contribute to a KWL chart of Cowboy Poetry themes.
2.Students will contribute to a rhyming word wall list.
3.Students will write one stanza of Cowboy Poetry.
5. Materials and Aids-
Examples of Cowboy Poetry,
KWL charts,
Theme word/rhyming word lists
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Read "Cowboy Nursery Rhyme"
2.Give history of the genre
3.Present contest entry goal

B. Development-

1.Distribute KWL charts
2.Ask theme questions;ie What do cowboys wear?
3.Complete K/W parts of chart together

C. Practice-

1.Students contribute to class/individual K lists.
2.Students contribute to class/individual W lists.
3.Students "topic toss" theme ideas for poems with partner.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students "topic toss" theme ideas for their individual poems.
2.Students choose rhyming word pairs for poems.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Dictionaries available
2.Spelling assistance
3.Rhyming assistance
4.Theme development
5.Editing assistance

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Listen for rhyming pairs.
2.Match theme with topic.
3.Listen in on partner sharing.

G. Closure-

1.Pair share with a partner
2.Give positive feedback
7. Evaluation-
1.Students slow to engage
2.Music and photos needed
8. Teacher Reflection-
10 of 12 completed K/W portions of charts and started theme ideas. Music and photos would help students think of cowboys.

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