Everyone knows Shel Silverstein... but have you ever considered the brilliance of his technique? Well, after this week, you can say you have! We'll use Shel Silverstein as our master poet this week - study his forms and test out a few for ourselves.
Each day will be a mini lesson on one of the following elements:
Rhyme and rhythm
DOK: a collection of your own poetry in Shel Silverstein style
What is poetry?
How can we express thoughts, observations, and ideas creatively but with intention?
Students will understand that poetry is a form of writing where the form and language is used intentionally to enhance ideas.
Students will understand that poetry can take many forms - sometimes with rules, sometimes without - to express ideas with focus and purpose.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning