Grades 4–5
5 Sessions: 90 Minutes Each

Rare Air / Aire Raro

by Brandan Pierce, 826michigan
In this project, students explore poetry as a way of explaining and defining the world around them via the people, places, and events that make up their life.
Previous Session

Let’s Take a Walk

Poets see the world in a special way -- everyone walks down this street, but as a poet, you see that street a little differently. When you write your observations in a poem readers can see how you see the street, and feel how you feel. In this lesson, students create a list poem from observations around their community.
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Lesson Instructions, Classroom Example of Neighborhood Poem
What Your Students Will Learn

Your students will learn the importance of observation and first-hand experience when writing. Students will learn how to use.

What Your Students Will Produce