Module 1B: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn About Poetry

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UnboundEd
Subjects
English-Language Arts
Grades
Grade 4

Module 1B: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn About Poetry

Poetry, Poets, and Becoming Writers

35 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS (35 HOURS)


Description

In this eight-week module, students will learn about poetry and poets through close reading and writing to learn. Students read the first half of the novel, Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech. Throughout the module, they will determine the characteristics of poetry and consider what inspires writers and poets.

Students experiment with writing their own poetry inspired by their reading. They also learn to write informational paragraphs in order to summarize larger portions of the text. For the mid-unit 2 assessment, they write a summary of the entire novel.

The Following Units Are Included within this Module:

  • Unit 1:  Reading to Learn About Poetry
  • Unit 2:  Writing to Learn About Poetry
  • Unit 3:  Reading and Writing to Learn About Poets

Lessons are organized under each unit.

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