25 March 2014

Second Grade Poetry Unit

Second grade students have been learning about poetry for the past few weeks. We explored haikus and acrostic poems in particular, but we also read and tried writing other types of poetry as well, including shape poems and poems in which there are two voices.

Some of the books we read from are:

If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries by Judith Viorst
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme by Jack Prelutsky
Weird Pet Poems by Dilys Evans
Honey I Love by Eloise Greenfield
Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan
Toasting Marshmallows by Kristine O'Connell George
Dogku by Andrew Clements

After reading and writing poetry, all the students chose one of the poems they'd written to share. We published using Flipgrid on the iPads. Flipgrid allows students to record 90 second videos. You can see some of the students' videos below. It was hard to select just a few, so if you have time, click the link at the bottom of this post to see all the videos. Most of them are only about 30 seconds long.

You can view all the published videos at http://flipgrid.com/#fd50db4c.

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