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Using Poetry To Teach & Learn Critical Thinking While Being Aligned With Common Core Standards

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How can you teach poetry to 5th & 6th Graders? …

How can you teach poetry to 5th & 6th Graders?
How can you incorporate critical thinking skills while teaching poetry?
How can students learn to identify the speaker in a poem? How can students learn to interpret and compare poems? Can students learn & practise critical thinking skills through poems?

If these are some of the questions you have, view this slideshow on poetry, critical thinking and Common Core Standards. The slideshow uses a poetry activity created by Emily Kissner, a 4th Grade teacher and author, on Frolyc - a real-time publishing platform for teachers.
You can read more about this activity in Emily’s own words here: http://blog.frolyc.com/post/72434739252/poetry-activities-with-activity-spot

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  • 1. Interpreting & Analyzing Poetry Critical Thinking In ELA Through Poetry & Alignment With Common Core Standards For ELA In Grades 5 & 6 Monday, January 6, 14
  • 2. #1 Identifying Speaker In Simple Poem How to Read Closely & Interpret Monday, January 6, 14
  • 3. Poem - How to Identify Speaker Highlighted words giving clues Common Core ELA Reading: Literature Close reading & Inference Monday, January 6, 14
  • 4. Poem - Strategies to Identify Speaker Describe thinking strategy to identify speaker Common Core Standards RL.5.1, RL.6.1 Interpret, Infer, Draw Conclusions Monday, January 6, 14
  • 5. #2 Present Famous Poems Read, Interpret, Compare & Decide Monday, January 6, 14
  • 6. 1st Poem - As Video Poem Video Images, Text & Voice Over Common Core Reading: Literature RL.5.7, RL.6.7 Visual & Multimedia Cues In Reading & Interpreting Monday, January 6, 14
  • 7. 1st Poem - Ask To Interpret! Imagine & Draw Speaker Common Core Reading: Literature RL.5.2, RL.6.2 Interpret from text & scene Monday, January 6, 14
  • 8. 2nd Poem - As Video Poem Video Images, Text & Voice Over Common Core Reading: Literature RL.5.7, RL.6.7 Visual & Multimedia Cues In Reading & Interpreting Monday, January 6, 14
  • 9. Compare Poems Compare, Analyze Poems Common Core Reading: Literature RL.5.9, RL.6.9 Compare & Contrast Texts & Poems Monday, January 6, 14
  • 10. Thinking Skills Addressed Through This Activity 1. Close Reading & Comprehending • Bloom’s Comprehension 2. Analyzing & Interpreting • Bloom’s Higher Order Thinking Levels 3. Comparing & Contrasting • Bloom’s Higher Order Thinking Levels 4. Evaluating, Deciding & Rational Thought • This is the essence of Critical Thinking Monday, January 6, 14
  • 11. How To Use This Activity Frolyc & Activity Spot app Monday, January 6, 14
  • 12. What Is Frolyc? Platform For Authoring & Real-Time Publishing On iPads For K-6 Teachers Monday, January 6, 14
  • 13. Activities published from Frolyc become interactive on the Activity Spot iPad app Free app Monday, January 6, 14
  • 14. Steps To Assign Poetry Activities 1. Sign Up & Login To www.frolyc.com 2. Search Activity Catalog For “Poetry”. 3. Assign Activity To Yourself Or Students. 4. Have Students Interact With Activity On Activity Spot iPad App. 5. Review Student Responses. Engage students through Efficient teaching! Monday, January 6, 14
  • 15. Frolyc - Create, Publish, Inspire! Checkout Other ELA & Math Activities At https://www.frolyc.com Follow us on Twitter: @frolyc Monday, January 6, 14