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Welcome to this Lesson:

Things I Love Poems & Songs

exploring things you love in a poem or in a song

This lesson was created by NNWP Teacher Consultant Karen McGee who also hosts our Alphabet Books Across the Curriculum Homepage.

This writing prompt inspired by

"I Love" sung by Tom T. Hall

Click here to do a Google search for the lyrics.

Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

This lesson and prompt encourages students to show information themselves as they set the things that they love to the music of Tom T. Hall in his song, “I Love.” Students will be further inspired to think about a variety of things that they love after hearing Brigitte Minne’s book, I Love, and/or the poem "Honey I Love" from Eloise Greenfield's poetry collection of the same name. Students will experience great pleasure when their own poems are assembled into a class book which they can then sing. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait for this activity is idea development; writers will attempt to show themselves as they writes about a variety of things that they love. The support trait is word choice; because the final writing will be in song form, the students will focus on finding the “just right” words which will maintain the rhythm of the music and still make sense.

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Because of the quality of its resources and ideas, this WritingFix lesson was selected by the Northern Nevada Writing Project as August 2009'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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