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Favorite Things Poetry
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This lesson uses the lyrics from The Sound of Music song, "My ...

This lesson uses the lyrics from The Sound of Music song, "My Favorite Things" as a basis for having students explore idea development and word choice in creating poems using the model of My Favorite Things.  Students also do a close read of When I Was Five to begin thinking about how our preferences for things change throughout our lives.  Included with the lessons are models of student work from grades four to twelve. Lessons also include types of rhyme and specific word choices.  Teachers can choose to use all or some of the lessons.

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English Language Arts
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Learning Task
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Simulation
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WritingFix
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Mob's Voice vs. Hero's Voice: A poem for two voices inspired by To Kill a Mockingbird
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The writer will analyze and discuss the different perspectives of Atticus Finch ...

The writer will analyze and discuss the different perspectives of Atticus Finch and the lynch mob about the trial of Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. The writer will then create two characters with opposing viewpoints. The final product will be a Poem for Two Voices in which the student shows the opposing views of the two characters they have created.
The focus trait in this assignment is voice; the writer will use the perspective of two different characters to show their opposing viewpoints. The support trait in this assignment is word choice; the writer will need to choose words that set a tone for the perspective of each character in his or her poem.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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WritingFix
Date Added:
04/25/2016