Poetry Unit 4th Grade
What is Poetry? A type of literature that can express feelings,ideas, or express a short story.
Monday What is Poetry? Create Poetry Journals Read Poems Poetry Terms Rhyming Poem I Like Lots of Things Poem
My Dog He Is an Ugly DogBy: Jack Prelutsky • My dog, he is an ugly dogHe’s put together all wrongHis legs are much too long. • My dog, he is a scruffy dogHe’s missing clumps of hairHis face is quite ridiculousHis tail is scarcely there. • My dog, he is a dingy dogHis fur is full of fleasHe sometimes smells like dirty socksHe sometimes smell like cheese. • My dog, he is a noisy dogHe’s hardly ever stillHe barks at almost anythingHis voice is loud and shrill • My dog, he is a stupid dogHis mind is slow and thickHe’s never learned to catch a ballHe cannot fetch a stick. • My dog, he is a greedy dogHe eats enough for threeHis belly bulges to the groundHe is the dog for me.
Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your FaceBy: Jack Prelutsky Be glad your nose is on your face,not pasted on some other place,for if it were where it is not,you might dislike your nose a lot. Imagine if your precious nosewere sandwiched in between your toes,that clearly would not be a treat,for you'd be forced to smell your feet. Your nose would be a source of dreadwere it attached atop your head,it soon would drive you to despair,forever tickled by your hair. Within your ear, your nose would bean absolute catastrophe,for when you were obliged to sneeze,your brain would rattle from the breeze. Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,remains between your eyes and chin,not pasted on some other place--be glad your nose is on your face!
Polar BearBy: Gail Kredenser The secret of the polar bear Is that he wears long underwear.
The CreatureIn The ClassroomBy: Jack Prelutsky • It appeared inside our classroom • at a quarter after ten, • it gobbled up the blackboard, • three erasers and a pen. • It gobbled teachers apple • and it bopped her with the core. • “How dare you!” she responded. • “You must leave us...there’s the door.” • The creature didn’t listen • but described an arabesque • as it gobbled all her pencils, • seven notebooks and her desk. • Teacher stated very calmly, • “Sir! you simply cannot stay. • I’ll report you to the principal • unless you go away!” • But the thing continued eating, • it ate paper, swallowed ink. • As it gobbled up our homework, • I believe I saw it wink. • Teacher finally lost her temper. • “OUT!” she shouted at the creature. • The creature hopped beside her • and GLOPP...it gobbled teacher.
Poetry Terms • Words • Rhythm • Punctuation • Stanzas • Refrain
Words • Choose the absolute best words for your poem. • Use a thesaurus to replace dead words. • Think of your five senses; touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smell.
Rhythm • Poems with rhythm usually contain rhyming words at the ends of lines • Specific syllables are stressed • The rhyming follows a pattern • Rhyming dictionaries are helpful to create rhythm
Punctuation • Is used to show the reader how to read the poem • May not have any punctuation • May have commas, periods, question marks, and exclamation points • Needs to be consistent
Stanzas • A divided section with a group of lines • A format chosen by the poet • May include a rhyming pattern
Refrain • Repetitive line found throughout the poem • Is usually found in the same place in each stanza • Similar to the chorus in a song
Since Hanna Moved Away The tires on my bike are flat… The sky is grouchy gray. At least it sure feels like that Since Hanna moved away. Chocolate ice cream tastes like prunes. December’s come to stay. They’ve taken back the Mays and Junes Since Hanna moved away Flowers smell like halibut. Velvet feels like hay. Every handsome dog’s a mutt Since Hanna moved away. Nothing’s fun to laugh about. Nothing’s fun to play. They call me, but I won’t come out Since Hanna moved away. Judith Viorst
Monday: Rhyming Poems Rhyming sounds are everywhere—in song lyrics, tv advertisements, and poetry. Rhyme is a technique that creates rhythm using words that sound alike. Rhymed poems are a lot of fun to write. Pick any word, and think of all the words that rhyme with it. You’ll be amazed at what you come up with!
Your Task: Read at least 5 different rhyming poems. Write your own rhyming poems in your poetry journal.
Try one of these possible refrains in your rhyming poem • On my way to school today • I think I’ll stay in bed • And that was that • If you ask me • Why does it have to be me? • I laughed and giggled all day
Monday: I Like Lots of Things I like _____________ and ______________. I like _____________and_______________, But I do not like______________________! I like _____________ and______________. I like _____________ and______________, But I really don’t like__________________! I like _____________ and______________. I like _____________ and______________, But I love my________________________!
Your Task: Using the I LIKE LOTS OF THINGS handout, create your own poem. Write them in your poetry journal
Tuesday Read Poems Limericks Acrostics
Tuesday: Limericks Limericks are usually funnyor silly, and always have five lines. When you write a limerick of your own, think of each poem as a very short story. See examples
Limerick Examples There was a young lady whose chinresembled the point of a pin;so she had it made sharp,and purchased a harp,and played several tunes with her chin. There was an old man with a beard,who said, “It is just as I feared!Two owls and a hen,Four larks and a wren,have all built their nests in my beard!
Limericks 1._________________________________ 2._________________________________ 3._________________________________ 4._________________________________ 5._________________________________ Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme Lines 3 and 4 rhyme Create your own limericks and write them in your poetry journal!
Tuesday: Acrostics The subject is written vertically. Hockey is my favorite sport On the ice or street Cool and fun Keep on playing Exercise and stronger You should try Create your own acrostics and write them in your poetry journal!
Wednesday Read Poems Concrete Poem Sensory Step Poem
Wednesday: Concrete Poems Concrete poems are a lot of fun to read, but even more fun to write. These shape poems are spaced to form pictures of what the poem is about! See examples
Concrete Poem Examples Create your own concrete poems and write them in your poetry journal!
Wednesday: Sensory Step Poems A sensory step poem builds a poetic image by adding a new word at each step. See handout Apple red apple tart, red apple smooth, tart, red apple crunchy, smooth, tart, red apple Create your own acrostics and write them in your poetry journal!
Thursday Read Poems Cinquian Poem
Thursday: Cinquain A cinquain is a five line poem. Line 1: one-word line, a noun that gives the title Line 2: two adjectives that describe the noun Line 3: three action –ing verbs that describe subject Line 4: a phrase that indicates a feeling about the subject Line 5: one-word noun that sums up the poem.
Cinquain Sheepdog Gentle, shaggy Ambling, rambling, shambling A rollicking hayrick of unruly hair Sade
Cinquian Kittens Frisky, playful Meowing, jumping, bouncing Creep silently on padded paws Mischief
Cinquain __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ ____________________________ __________ Line 1: one-word line, a noun that gives the title Line 2: two adjectives that describe the noun Line 3: three action –ing verbs that describe subject Line 4: a phrase that indicates a feeling about the subject Line 5: one-word noun that sums up the poem. Create your own cinquains and write them in your poetry journal!
Friday Read Poems Diamante Poem
Friday: Diamante 1 word: Subject Noun 2 words: Adjectives 3 words: Participles (-ing, -ed) 4 words: Nouns related to subjects 3 words: participles 2 words: adjectives 1 word: noun (opposite of subject)
Friday: Diamante Sea- Salty, wet Drowning, swimming, floating Waves, whitecaps, drifts, formations Rolling expanding, settling Solid Firm, Island
Diamante __________ __________ , __________ __________ , __________ , __________ ________ , __________ , __________ , ________ __________ , __________ , __________ _________ , __________ __________ 1 word: Subject Noun 2 words: Adjectives 3 words: Participles (-ing, -ed) 4 words: Nouns related to subjects 3 words: participles 2 words: adjectives 1 word: noun (opposite of subject) Create your own diamante poems and write them in your poetry journal!
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday Read Poems I-Poem Partner Portrait Type favorite poem Finalize Poetry Journal Poetry Book
Monday: I-Poem or Bio-Poem First Name Four words that describe the person Family relationship (sister of…) Lover of…(three things) Who Feels…. Who needs….(three things) Who fears…(three things) Who would like to…. Resident of…. Last name
I-Poem Example Chad Soccer player, baseball card collector, nice, artistic Son of Belinda and Michael Lover of drawing, swimming, and writing Who feels good about my new class Who needs my mom, dad, brother and dog Who fears violence, tornadoes, earthquakes Who would like to see a full grown iguana Resident of Prescott, Thumb Butte Road Trumbo
I-Poem Create your own I-Poem poem and write itin your poetry journal! ________ ________ , ________, ________, ________ ________ of ________________ Lover of ________, ________, and ________ Who feels ____________________ Who needs ________, ________, and ________ Who fears ________, ________, and ________ Who would like to ____________________ Resident of __________ ________
Poetry Journal Reminders Organized Neat Labeled Create a Table of Contents Use page numbers Minimum of 1 poem for every poem type Take your time Put forth effort GO ABOVE and BEYOND!!!!!