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#1135. Important Poems to teach comprehension

4 Blocks, level: Elementary
Posted Sat Jun 26 08:31:36 PDT 1999 by deb (d-smith@cybersol.com).
coloma elementary, south haven, MI USA
Materials Required: The Important Book by Margaret Brown Wise
Concepts Taught: poetry, comprehension, reading

1. Important Poems:

Children write their own Important Poems based on The
Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown.

I use this technique often. After we have finished a unit, then I have them write an important poem to show what they
remember.

An important poem example: The most important thing about a pencil is
you write with it. It has lead and an eraser. You write spelling words with it.
You write notes to Junie B. with it. You get a new one for 25 cents from the
office. But the most important thing about a pencil is you write with it.

Basically, the kids pick one fact for the beginning and the ending sentence (same
fact) then they list facts in the between. I compare it to an oreo cookie. I give
each kid a cookie and the figure out the top and bottom are the same...