6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The focus trait for this lesson is idea development; after hearing the song and looking at the published model, students will be inspired to create their own memorable details to include in their own free verse poems. The support trait for this lesson is word choice; after identifying and learning the meaning of onomatopoeia, students will enjoy selecting just the right sounds in their poem to mimic the passing of time.
Recipient of the NNWP's
Excellent Writing Lesson Award:
Because of the quality of its resources and ideas, this WritingFix lesson was selected by the Northern Nevada Writing Project as June 2010's Writing Lesson of the Month. It was e-mailed to thousands of teachers who are members of the NNWP's Writing Lesson of the Month Teacher Network.
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