Color PoetryGrade: 3 Tiffany Johnson & Erin Crawford ECED 4300 B Dr. Tonja Root
Looks Smells Tastes Feels Sounds Color Poem Sample. (2008, July 7). Retrieved April 1, 2009, from http://www.freereading.net/images/7/71/FreeReading_Color_Poem_Sample.pdf
Prewriting Practice activity • Each student will be given a crayon. • The students will be placed into groups according to color of crayon. • Each group completes graphic organizer for their color. • Each will share their graphic organizer with the class.
Prewriting Assessment Activity Each student will individually complete a graphic organizer for the color they choose. The student must complete the entire graphic organizer. The student must include sensory details. (adjectives) Student may be asked to explain how what they wrote on the organizer is related to the color.
Form • Pick a color • Use the five senses to describe the color • When you think of_______(color) what do your hear, taste, feel, smell, or see. • Uses adjectives, similes, metaphors, figurative language and comparisons • Teacher Note: if developmentally ready introduce concept of stanzas
Use the ideas from your graphic organizer Do not focus on grammar. This is your “sloppy copy” Remember to use figurative language Be creative! Drafting
Example O’Neill, M. (1961). Hailstones and Halibut Bones. New York, NY: Doubleday.
What Is Red? Red is a sunset Blazy and bright. Read is a feeling brave With all your might Red is a sunburn Spot on your nose, sometimes red Is a red, red, rose. Red squiggles out When you cut your hand. Red is a brick and a rubber band. Read is a hotness You get inside When you’re embarrassed And want to hide. Firecracker, fire engine Fire-flicker red--- And when you’re angry Red runs through your head. Red is an Indian, A Valentine heart, The trimming on A circus cart. Red is a lipstick, Red is a shout, Red is a signal That says: “Watch out!” Red is a great big Rubber ball. Red is the giant-est Color of all. Red is a show-off No doubt about it---- But can you imagine Living without it
Practice Activity: Guided Practice • In your groups collaborate with your peers to create a rough draft of color poetry. • Use the ideas from your graphic organizer to draft the poem. • Be sure to use all five senses to describe the color using adjectives, figurative language, similes, metaphors, and comparisons.
Assessment Activity • Individual work • Use your graphic organizer from prewriting to create a rough draft of a color poem • Use the five senses to describe a color • Use adjectives, figurative language, similes, metaphors, and comparisons