Teachers can use this unit during the reader's workshop period for shared reading, centers and/or small group instruction. Shared reading is the perfect opportunity to model how you want the students to use poetry to achieve the reading objective for the day. These poems and skills can then be moved into a center so that students can continue practicing on their own.
Marc Polonsky said it best, "poetry is words, chosen and arranged in such a way as to inspire the imagination."
In this unit I will help teachers plan effective lessons using poetry to help students develop their voice and imagination through fluency, role-play and skits, art and interpretation. To conclude the unit the students will have the opportunity to write their own poetry to convey a message to others. In addition the skills that the students have learned will help the students become more motivate and eager to elaborate their narrative stories.