Language Arts Understanding by Design Lesson Plans


By Eloisa Flores

This unit is designed for the beginning of fourth grade as an introduction to poetry, which the students will revisit throughout the year. The unit focuses on familiarizing students with the structural elements of poetry (e.g., rhyme, meter, stanzas, line breaks) as well as using the writing process to write original poems that convey sensory details using the conventions of poetry. Students will also analyze and interpret poems, using evidence to support their claims. Students will understand that people write poetry to express their thoughts and emotions in a creative, unique way.

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