1. Topic-
Memoirs of Paul Revere
2. Content-
Paul Revere's ride and what led to the American Revolution
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
The learner will read and understand a narrative poem.
4. Objectives-
LA 1.01 Expand and refine vocabulary through knowledge of context clues to assist comprehension.
LA 1.02 Select key vocabulary critical to the text and apply appropriate meanings as necessary for comprehension.
LA 2.03 Read a variety of texts such as narrative poetry.
LA 4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genres.
5. Materials and Aids-
ELMO, computer, reading of Longfellow poem 'Midnight Ride' on Internet, copy of 'Midnight Ride', map of colonies, map of Boston area
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Give a brief overview of what led up to the point when Paul Revere's ride occurred.
2. Project maps

B. Development-

Let children listen to a dramatic reading of Longfellow's 'Midnight Ride'-(there is one on the Internet with sound effects and pictures)

C. Practice-

1. Let students take turns reading stanzas of the poem aloud.
2. Help pick out/underline vocabulary that enhances the story/poem
3. Identify vocabulary that adds dram to the poem.

D. Independent Practice-

Have students create their own poem similar in style to Longfellow's. Include at least 3 similes or metaphors.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

(none needed because all students for this lesson are identified AIG in reading)

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Ask for simile and metaphor examples from Longfellow's poem.
2. Ask for examples of vocabulary that enhances this poem.
3. Explain that students need to include vocabulary that enhances their poem.

G. Closure-

1. Remind students of the intro discussion about how colonists felt their rights were being taken away and that sometimes this leads people to do extraordinary things.
2. Ask leading questions that will get students 'in the mood' to write their narrative/dramatic poem/essay.
7. Evaluation-
1. Have students identify similes and metaphors and explain what the comparisons mean.
2. Define key vocabulary from Longfellow's poem.

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