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  1. THE GRANDE FINALE:Narrowing the Focus On a Poem • Objective: Learn to tighten the focus of a poem by focusing on a single image or picture. • REMEMBER all your strategies that excellent writers use when writing: • Descriptive language • Specific details • Precise nouns • Strong verbs • Voice

  2. Narrowing the Focus On a Poem Do You Remember: • The poem Where I Am From by George Ella Lyon? • The author focused on a series of memories (people, places, events) from her childhood. • Also the Where We AreFrom class poem which focused on just the classroom/school.

  3. THE GRANDE FINALE:Narrowing the Focus On a Poem • Today’s Objective: Learn how writers focus a poem on a single event or just one object. • Let’s read the poem dog by Valerie Worth. • How does the author focus its’ topic? • What are the specific details that help create the single picture for the reader?

  4. THE GRANDE FINALE:Narrowing the Focus On a Poem • In the poem dog by Valerie Worth. • How does the author focus its’ topic? • Answer: one dog under the tree • What are the specific details that help create the single picture for the reader? • Let’s look at Mr. Rogers’ Where I Am From poem: • Going to find a line from the poem that focuses on ONE person, place, thing, or event.

  5. Narrowing the Focus On a Poem Where I Am From By Mr. Rogers I am from running around in grassy green fields, playing commando, tag, cops & robbers. I am from getting beat up by my older brother. I am from having Kermit the Frog and E.T. as stuffed animals. I am from eating delicious chocolate cupcakes that my mom made for me on my birthday. I am from camping out in the backyard in pitch-black darkness, star gazing.

  6. THE GRANDE FINALE:Narrowing the Focus On a Poem • Pick out a line from your Where I Am From poem. • From my poem: I am from camping out in the backyard in pitch-black darkness, star gazing. • This line will be the focus of my last poem. • Make sure you stick to onemain focus! • Use as many different specific details as you can!

  7. Narrowing the Focus On a Poem • Write your final poem using a line from your Where I Am From poem as the main focus. • Use specificdetails, descriptive language (strong verbs/precise nouns), sensory details, and voice to create a picture in the reader’s mind. • Use a dictionary or thesaurus if you need to!!! • Be sure to stay on topic! • When you finish you will need to Proofread, Revise, and Edit . Remember: This is for a GRADE!!!