To start I explained it was National Poetry month. Everyone all over the country, young and old is enjoying poetry this month! I read a couple of poems off of every page from Jack Prelutsky's book "Read A Rhyme, Write A Rhyme". With some poems on the SMART Board students saw that the rhyming words were always at the end of a line.
In pairs, students finished the Food Poem, Dog Poem, and created their own Animal Poem.
After the students typed up their written lines in MS Word. This is the first time they have had to use their mouse and move their cursor to where they wanted to type.
This is also the first time students learned how to add ClipArt. They added the clipart and formatted it to be in front of the text so they could resize and move it to where they wanted.
I decided to add the skill of Save vs Save As... to this lesson. Students picked up very quickly.
When completed students shared their printed poems with each other on the carpet.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools
to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10 With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.