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Learning Activity 1- Poetry Exploration

 

For your first Learning Activity I would like you to become more familiar with and

explore a wide variety of poems for kids. I have included some links of great poetry

websites for you to examine. You will also be looking at poetry books from the

library and classroom. Make sure you fill in the worksheet as you go. Remember

to be looking for:

  • Read at least 10 poems from the online resources
  • Read at least 10 poems from books
  • Compile a list of 5 total favorite poems and choose one as the favorite
  • Explain why you chose your favorite poem

Have fun! smiley

Website 1: Giggle Poetry

 http://www.gigglepoetry.com/

Website 2: Kidzpage Poetry and Verse for Kids of All Ages

http://www.gardenofsong.com/kidzpage/

Website 3: Poetry 4 Kids

http://www.poetry4kids.com/

Below is a copy of the essay question and grading rubric:

Essay: Tell us the title of your favorite poem and explain why. Make sure

to be specific by giving at least 3 details from your poem because we will not

be able to read all of the different poems.

Category

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Website Choices

Chose 3 or more poems, recorded the author/poet, and cited the websites

Chose 3 or more poems, but forgot to record the author/poet, OR cite the websites

Chose 3 or more poems, but forgot to record the author/poet, AND cite the websites

Did not choose 3 or more poems, record the author/poet, and cite the websites

Book Choices

Chose 3 or more poems, recorded the author/poet, and cited the book

Chose 3 or more poems, but forgot to record the author/poet, OR cite the book

Chose 3 or more poems, but forgot to record the author/poet, AND cite the book

Did not choose 3 or more poems, record the author/poet, and cite the book

Evidence and Examples

All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.

Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.

At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author\'s position.

Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.

Grammar

There are no grammatical mistakes.

There is 1 grammatical mistake.

There are 2 grammatical mistakes.

There are more than 2 grammatical mistakes.

Mechanics

Capitalization and punctuation are correct.

There is 1 error in capitalization or punctuation.

There are 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation.

There are more than 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation.

 

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