Melissa Adams - 2 Lesson Plans & Summary Subject: Language Arts Topic: Poetry Grade: 6th grade Objectives: 1.

Students should be able to read and interpret the meaning of a poem. 2. Be able to demonstrate understanding and comprehension of what was read. Explain meaning, similes and metaphors, hidden meanings, and references. Also can explain emotion and reasoning behind poem. Technology Objectives: 1. Complete a blog that illustrates interpretation and meaning of poem. Post pictures, videos, text, or animation that accurately represents what the poem is conveying. Creativity and individual interpretation are key to completing the assignment. 2. Be able to correctly use the technology application, know how to find it, and how to email it to the teacher. Content Standard ± State Goal 2: Read and understand literature representative of various societies, eras and ideas. 2.B.3a Respond to literary material from personal, creative and critical points of view. Technology Resource- www.glogster.com Procedure Introduction: Describe to students that today¶s lesson will involve poetry. Key vocabulary will be discussed and examined; such as simile, metaphor, rhyme, hidden meanings. Explain to students that every poem has meaning and can be interpreted in many different ways. There are also different styles of poetry and different ways poetry can be written. Today¶s lesson on poetry will not be on specific styles or writing forms but on meaning. To use or own knowledge and background to understand what the poem is trying to say. Body: 1. Present a poem to the whole class. Read it together and have every student give their opinion and view of the poem. Make sure students present ideas that are well thought out. Guide their thinking and ask them about certain parts of the poem that could generate meaning. Also ask them what the author was thinking or how they would have written the poem differently. 2. After every student has given all of their ideas and opinions it is time to move on to the computer lab or wherever the computers are located. Beginning by explaining where to go to find the website they will be using. The website is glogster.com, and it is a site to make creative blogs. Explain that the students can add photos, videos, text, music, or anything found on the internet to make the blog colorful. Once students are at the website home page they will need to be given the sign in already created for them by the teacher. This skips the step of the students having to fill out the information section. Once signed

it they click on create new glog. There are different shapes and colors of boxes to choose from. As well as different style and color backgrounds. The students are allowed to change things as much as they like and move things around however they feel comfortable. 3. Once the students understand how to use the application tell them what exactly they will be doing. Explain that they will read a poem just like they did as a class, except this time they will be interpreting the meaning on their own. However, they will be showing their thoughts on the poem instead of verbally telling them. They will find pictures or videos, post words or quotes, or memories or ideas that best show what they think of the poem and what they take away from it. The students need to be creative and need at least 5 different items on their glog. Conclusion: The project will take a whole class period or longer. If students have access they may continue working at home or during free time in class. At the end of the allotted time the students must email the teacher their glog. The teacher will then upload all of them and in the next class present them for everyone to see. During this time have the student who made the glog share if they wish or all of the other students could make their opinion on what they would have changed or how they viewed the poem either the same or different than the artist. Create an open discussion once again on the poems. End the lesson by recapping all of the vocabulary explored and ideas they have discussed about poetry so far. Preface what the next lessons in poetry will be about.

Assessment: Student Name: CATEGORY Graphics

________________________________________ 4 Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are thoughtfully cropped, are of high quality and enhance reader interest or understanding. The site has a wellstated clear purpose and theme that is carried out throughout the site. The student has an exceptional understanding of the material included in the site and where to find additional information. Can easily answer questions about the content and procedures used to make the web site. 3 Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are of good quality and enhance reader interest or understanding. 2 Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, and are of good quality. 1 Graphics seem randomly chosen, are of low quality, OR distract the reader.

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Learning of Material

The site has a clearly stated purpose and theme, but may have one or two elements that do not seem to be related to it. The student has a good understanding of the material included in the site. Can easily answer questions about the content and procedures used to make the web site.

The purpose and theme of the site is somewhat muddy or vague.

The site lacks a purpose and theme.

The student has a fair understanding of the material included in the site. Can easily answer most questions about the content and procedures used to make the web site.

Student did not appear to learn much from this project. Cannot answer most questions about the content and the procedures used to make the web site.

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