Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Poetry

Here is another quick St. Pat's Day post. I wanted to share the St. Patrick's Day poem I use this week. As I've mentioned before, I use my poems in my mini lessons to teach language arts skills. This one has many teaching possibilities. You can teach what a LEGEND is with it, you can focus on visualization since the setting and character are described in detail, word choice for writing, lots of great basewords and suffixes too.

My follow up this time focuses on reviewing the reference books we are using in class right now. Here is a pocket chart picture that shows the four books and has a photo of each under it. I also have sorting cards to sort under it with the explanations of each book: "provides definitions" , "provides synonyms", "provides detailed information", "provides maps of places", etc. This makes a good literacy station.
Here is the poem. Hope you can use it!


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