1. Topic-
2. Content-
Summer poetry. To reinforce learning of 4 types of poetry styles: acrostic, rhyming, cinquain, and haiku.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Write a summer poem
2. Be able to list 4 styles of poetry writing
3. Speak clearly and confidently when reading to partner
4. Objectives-
1. Accurately write in poem style selected
2. Correctly explain their chosen style of poetry
3. Little to no grammatical errors
5. Materials and Aids-
Computer, Promethean board, Summer writing paper, Prezi presentation, summer crossword puzzle, post-it note, pencil, colored pencils (if desired)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Summer is right around the corner
2. Have you worked on writing any poems this year?
3. Can you name a few styles of poems?

B. Development-

1. Begin Prezi presentation of Summer Poetry
2. Give some summer poem examples
3. Explain they will write a similar poem
4. Introduce poem structures (4)

C. Practice-

1. Go back to poems and guess their style structure
2. Brainstorm summer type words
3. Give poetry directions

D. Independent Practice-

1. Choose poem style
2. Write poem on lined paper
3. Title it
4. Draw a small picture of desired
5. If done early, crossword puzzle
6. Share poem with a partner

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Key summer words on the board for students
2. If a student cannot choose a style, I can help them
3. Students who need a challenge may use a style structure not listed, but must tell me about it first
4. Crossword puzzle for those quick workers

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Exit ticket: Post-it note
2. Poetry style used
3. Did you like writing it? Why or why not?

G. Closure-

1. Share 1 or 2 poems with the whole class
2. Give exit ticket to Miss Naslund
7. Evaluation-
1. Poetry Rubric
2. Review exit tickets

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)