Book speed dating lesson

27-Mar-2020 04:10 by 7 Comments

Book speed dating lesson

This leads to a discussion by groups and then as a whole class to introduce the lesson.

For an exit ticket, I ask students to write 3-4 sentences about any poem they enjoyed and why.

They don’t have to write about theme or devices – simply describe what they liked about the poem.

This is the very beginning of the poetry unit, so the whole goal is enjoyment.

This lesson plan focuses on conversational practice to encourage English learners to use a wide variety of language functions such as demanding explanations, making complaints, giving warning, etc.

The activity used is a variation on the popular practice of speed dating.

These are all affiliate links, which means that Amazon gives me a small percentage of each sale. Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll Poetry for Young People: American Poetry Poetry for Young People: Walt Whitman Poetry for Young People: Animal Poems Poetry 180 (collected by Billy Collins) A Poke in the I by Chris Raschka Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein Blue Lipstick by John Grandits Poems to Learn By Heart (collected by Caroline Kennedy) You can also download this lesson and booklist as a PDF here. I can’t wait to hear how Poetry Speed-dating goes in your classroom!

What else do you do to hook students’ interest in poetry? Don’t forget to subscribe to the Newsletter to get monthly updates, book recommendations, and freebies!Students work individually, in pairs, and then collaboratively.Initially, I thought I was a genius but after researching, I realized it was not some new, unheard of idea.Together, they read a short biography and had the opportunity to do some online research.All information they collected went into the person’s dating profile.Here’s a list of books I have in my classroom during Poetry Speed-dating.

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