Lesson Plan

Spring Senses Poem

Spring is here! You can feel it, hear it, smell it, taste it, and see it! In this spring lesson plan, students will create a spring poem using their five senses.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use invented spelling to write a spring-themed poem using their five senses.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Wake Up Senses
  • Ask students to share what they know about their five senses.
  • Support students to understand that the five senses are what we use to explore and interact with the world. They include touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. Tell students that the body parts that enable us to experience these senses are our skin, tongue, nose, ears, and eyes.
  • Tell students to close their eyes.
  • Describe for students a beautiful spring day. Use descriptive language to invoke your students' five senses. For example, describe the feeling of bare feet on the field wet with rain, the sweet smell of flowers, the sounds of birds chirping, the taste of sweet honey, and the sight of the sun shining on the puddles.
  • Ask students to open their eyes and use their five senses to describe what a spring day is like.
  • Explain to students that today they are going to write a poem about spring using their five senses.

Beginning

  • Preview the lesson by reading aloud a short book about the five senses, such as My Five Senses by Aliki.

Intermediate

  • Use visual aids such as pictures or physical objects to demonstrate how to describe something using the five senses.