Reading with activities<br />Making reading fun for the young<br />By Samantha Tilford<br />My goal with the reading activities and having them draw pictures is to help keep them focused and active. I was an infamous fidgeter as a child and for some reason I always focused more when there was a task that involved movement, even if it was with my hands- as in coloring.<br />
In class activityInstructions:<br />You are given one piece of blank paper. Fold the paper hamburger style, then hotdog style then back to hamburger style. You should now have eight squares on your paper. Each square is going to be a picture related to a slide.<br />
I Have to Write a Poemby Kenn Nesbit<br />I have to write a poem<br />but I really don't know how.<br />So maybe I'll just make a rhyme<br />with something weird, like "cow."<br />Okay, I'll write about a cow,<br />but that's so commonplace.<br />I think I'll have to make her be...<br />a cow from outer space!<br />My cow will need a helmet<br />and a space suit and a ship.<br />Of course, she'll keep a blaster<br />in the holster on her hip.<br />She'll hurtle through the galaxy<br />on meteoric flights<br />to battle monkey aliens<br />in huge karate fights.<br />She'll duel with laser sabers<br />while avoiding lava spray<br />to vanquish evil emperors<br />and always save the day.<br />I hope the teacher likes my tale,<br />"Amazing Astro Cow."<br />Yes, that's the poem I will write<br />as soon as I learn how.<br />-Read along silently-<br />Poem taken from Kenn Nesbitt at: http://www.poetry4kids.com/poem-249.html<br />
Green As a Bean<br />By Karla Kuskin <br />Illustrated by Melissa Iwai<br />If you could be green<br />would you be a lawn<br />or a lean green bean<br />and the stalk it’s on?<br /><ul><li>On your piece of paper in the upper Left corner square will you please draw something green.</li></ul>*Website and projects taken from Harper Collins web page.<br />http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/ActivitiesGuides/006075334X.pdf<br />
I spy something brown.<br />I spy something white.<br />I spy something green,<br />I spy something nice.<br />I spy something Square<br />I see a shoe to wear!<br />In the next square to the right will you draw something you spy.<br />Write underneath your picture what is.<br />Instruction:<br />I spyCan you rhyme?<br />
<ul><li>For this activity I want the entire class to read the passage out loud- as loud as you can. On the count of three: 1 2 3!
Now draw something to do with baseball on the next square to the right at the top</li></ul>If school were more like Baseball - Kenn Nesbitt<br />If school were more like baseball<br />we'd only have to play.<br />We'd hang out in the sunshine<br />and run around all day.<br />We wouldn't have to study.<br />We'd practice and we'd train.<br />And, best of all, they'd cancel<br />whenever there was rain.<br />Read Aloud!Picture taken from: http://www.milwaukeebrewersticket.net/main/newsArchivepoetry taken from Kenn Nesbitt, http://www.poetry4kids.com/poem-312.html<br />
Poem formats<br />Quick Definitions<br />We will focus on four types of poems at the moment:<br />Quatrainpoemsare usually four lined poems where lines 2 and 4 rhyme.<br />Acrostic poem- where you make a word.<br />Ballad poetry where it tells a story, usually four lines in a stanza where it rhymes lines abab or abcb usually at three beats a line (to figure out how many beats a poem has clap your hands together.)<br />Haiku poems- originated in Japan, it focuses on syllables or beats. It is usually three lines. <br />Definitions found at: <br />http://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/poetry_forms.php , <br />http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/glossaryItem.do?id=8066<br />
Lets write a poem together<br /><ul><li>What type of poem am I describing?</li></ul>Write your poem on your next square to your right!<br />www.rhymezone.com.<br />This link will help you rhyme if you need help.<br />It has to be Four lines and it has to Rhyme in the format abab. I will walk you through it.<br />Lets start:<br />Think of a topic- any topic, it can be chosen at random if you wish.<br />Now write your first line. Make sure you last word in the sentence can be rhymed. (brainstorm if you have to, I also have a website down below to help you rhyme). DON’T USE THE WORD ORANGE!<br />Find a collection of words that rhyme together. And have them ready for when you write the next sentence. Continue on this way making sure the first two lines and the last two lines rhyme in the A and B format. <br />You did it!!!! You wrote a Poem!<br />
Lets write a Poem #2Haiku <br />What is a syllable?<br />A syllable is… <br />A word or group of words that you can say in one part. Some words may have many syllables. For example: running. Say the word out loud and clap to it. How many claps does it take? <br /><ul><li>This time the poem doesn’t have to rhyme but you have to match the amount of syllables you use. Write this down on the next slide you have.
5 syllables</li></li></ul><li>Acostic poems make a word.<br />Write out your name and write a poem to go with it.<br />Picture taken from:<br />http://www.enchantedlearning.com/poetry/acrostic/<br />Write an Acostic poem!<br />
Quatrain poems<br />Lets write a quatrain poem!<br />It has to be four lines where lines 2 and 4 rhyme. <br />Write your poem in the far left bottom square then in the square next to it draw a picture to represent what your poem is about.<br />
End of lesson<br />Look at your drawings:<br />My goal:<br />Please put your name on the back, we are going to post it on the wall outside our classroom! <br />Now that you know so much about reading and poems in particular I want you pledge to read a book. You don’t have to, but for every book you pledge and read you will receive a sticker on the board.<br /> If you get one sticker you get a candy of your choice.<br /> If you get three stars you get free time during class.<br /> If you get five stars you get your name put on the wall outside for everyone to see during parent teacher conferences as well as extra computer time!<br />You can pledge at:<br />http://www.readfortherecord.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pledge_2010_form<br />
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