Subject: Poetry/Creative Writing
1. Topic-
2. Content-
What is poetry? How do you write and perform poetry?
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
My goal is to have the kids be able to express, write and perform their own poetry and learn new performance skills for future preferences
4. Objectives-
1. Teach kids what poetry is
2. Have kids be able to write their own poems
3. teach kids performance skills and enable them to perform their poems
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Pencils
2. Paper
3. Poem samples`
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Ask questions about poetry for the first couple of minutes and gather information of the children's knowledge of poetry

B. Development-

Explain to them what poetry is and read a couple of sample poetry for them to have an auditory and visual aid - for 5 minutes

C. Practice-

Have the children get into groups of 2-3 where they can start their own poems.they can start with 1. writing a brief paragraph on a topic and then revising it to transform into poem of 5-10 lines or 1-2 stanzas or 2. they can make a WEB Venn diagram to group their ideas and turn it into a poem of 5-10 line or 1-2 stanzas. - for 10 minutes

D. Independent Practice-

As a whole, I'll teach the children performance skills like memorization, rate, tone, and volume. In groups I'll have them practice their poems and perform it to me 3 times. Each time with improvement. - 10 minutes

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

If a student has a physical disability I will have him/her be the "narrator" or introduction for the performance night. Also, if a student does not speak English as their first language I will try to have someone translate or if not, have them be "gestures" for poems on the performance night.

F. Checking for understanding-

At the end of the day,I'll ask reflection questions on what they learned and have them take a quick survey

G. Closure-

To wrap things up I'll make sure to remind the kids of what they learned that day and to work on their poems occasionally until the next time I see them
7. Evaluation-
To measure the progress of where the students are at I'll be asking questions and hand out a brief survey to evaluate their understanding of what I'm teaching them
8. Teacher Reflection-
1. Rate yourself 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, on how you did today teaching the kids
2. How will you improve for the next week?

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