Lesson Plan

Buzzing Sensory Poems

In this fun bee-inspired lesson plan, students will be able to practice using sensory language when writing their very own poems. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson plan **Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry**
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify sensory language in poetry.

Language

Students will be able to use descriptive language to write a list poem with grade level words using written and visual supports,

Introduction

(15 minutes)
Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceVocabulary Cards: Buzzing Sensory PoemsGlossary: Buzzing Sensory PoemsBee Poems
  • Display the cover of* Are you a Bee?* by Judy Allen and ask students what they see (bees).
  • Invite students to turn and talk to their partner to share one thing they already know about bees.
  • Have students share out their prior knowledge while you capture their thinking on a piece of chart paper titled, "Bees" (pay attention to sensory language and underline those words to come back to).
  • Read aloud Are You a Bee? by Judy Allen.
  • As you read, pause to define new vocabulary words with student-friendly definitions (using the Vocabulary Cards and Glossary as references).
  • When you finish reading, ask students what they learned about bees from the book. Have students turn and talk to share what they learned, using the sentence starter, "I learned ________."
  • Invite students to share out what they learned, and add new ideas to the "Bees" chart.