Why is Poetry Important to People?
- viewing a spoken word poem, "If I should have a daughter," by Sarah Kay
- reading various poems - one being - "Reading Poetry," by Mary McIvor
- reading and viewing to understanding the Figurative and Literal with "The Fantastic Flying Books..."
We have been practicing identifying figurative language. Simile / Metaphor and Personification activities can be found in Google Classroom.
After watching "The Fantastic Flying books of Morris Lessmore" students discussed the symbolism.
See image below:
We also discussed the difference between main idea and theme. Students defined main idea as what the text is mostly about. And theme as the author's message that is based on the main idea.
We determined that the main idea of the story was "relationships with books".
Students did some free writing to explain what they thought the author was trying to tell people about "relationships with books". See Mrs. Anderson's example below:
- Read the writing
- Think about which level it seems to fit best
- Highlight a couple of areas to improve in the text
- Not what needs changing for IDEAS and SUPPORT
- Share with a partner to see if the feedback make sence
- Record specific feedback on rubric
- express feelings
- figure things out
- think about life
- connect with others