This week my student teacher was being observed by her professor, so we developed a lesson around poetry (since it's the big push this year with the new STAAR test and all-yippee). We started off by asking students what they liked and disliked about poetry. Students wrote their responses on post-its and stuck them on the pre-made classroom T-Chart. This was a 5 minute "Engage". We then briefly discussed the results (like I said, 5 minutes top!) and then reviewed what we already knew about poetry using the previously made anchor charts.
The students discussed with the teacher 4 main types of poetry using the SmartBoard, and then iwere nstructed to go to their tables to "Explore" the type of poetry in their table baskets. As a group, the students created a poster that described the different characteristics of their poetry. (15 minutes).
Students then presented their posters to the class. ("Explanation"). The teacher led a discussion on the likes and differences of the types of poetry presented and elaborated on understanding poetry is a life-long skill. (Elaboration). After the discussion, students were "Evaluated" using a teacher made activity sheet.
My student teacher did an awesome job! Here are a few snap-shots:
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