- CC.1.R.L.4: Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses
Through this unit, students will discuss the meaning behind the poems they read, and which words the poets chose to convey an emotion or appeal to the five senses.
- CC.1.R.L.6: Identify who is telling the story at various points in the text
Along with the tone of the poem, students will identify the point of view of the speaker.
- CC.1.R.L.10: With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Students will have many opportunities to read poems individually, chorally, with a partner, and with teacher and/or parent support.
- CC.1.R.F.2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
Poems can be used not only for comprehension and craft analysis, but with an emphasis on phonics and phonemic awareness, as when studying alliteration and rhyme.
- CC.1.R.F.3.c: Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word
Syllables will be discussed when studying rhythm, and determining where the stressed syllables occur.
- CC.1.R.F.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Especially when preparing for their presentation of their poem, students will practice reading their poetry accurately and with appropriate rhythm and speed.
- CC.1.R.F.4.b: Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.
Again, students will spend ample time perfecting their reading of a specific poem, focusing on rate, expression, and tone.
- CC.1.L.5.c: Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy)
Studying poetry will give students many opportunities to learn new vocabulary and discuss real-life connections.