Concrete Poetry 5 th Grade. By: Amanda McCord and Jessie Brown ECED 4300 B Dr. Tonja Root Fall 2008 . Amanda McCord GPS: Prewriting Stage.
By: Amanda McCord and Jessie Brown
ECED 4300 B
Dr. Tonja Root Fall 2008
ELA5W1 The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals a satisfying closure. The student
a. Selects a focus, an organizational structure, and a point of view based on purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.
The students will complete a web describing their animal.
Concrete Poetry takes the shape of the subject or object of the poem.
In this stage, students will record words or phrases related to or describing their animal or object, on the web organizer.
Smith, Court. Breezes. The Windless Orchard. Retrieved November 7th, 2008, from
Smith, Court. 1989. Shaped Salmon. Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly. Retrieved on November 7th, 2008, from http://oregonstate.edu/~smithc/poems/salmon.html
Teacher will pull an animal or object name out of the bag. Students will draw an outline of the animal on a piece of paper.
Students will come to the board and write a word or phrase that describes the animal or object. As a class, we will discuss why or why not we agree with the detail provided.
Students will be given a web organizer to complete on the animal they are assigned. Students will write words or phrases that describe their animal or object on their web.
Jessie Brown Stage of Writing: Drafting/Revising/Editing GPS:ELA5W2. The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres
c. Creates an organizing structure.
The students will draft a poem in the form or shape of their animal, using the words or phrases from their web organizer.
During this stage, students will use their words or phrases to create a poem that forms the shape of their animal or object.
Students will use the previous words or phrases to create a poem that forms the shape of their animal or object, on a separate piece of paper.
Students will write the words or phrases used in their graphic organizer to create a poem in the shape of their animal or object.
Students must write their descriptions around the outline of their animal.