In this unit, "Falling in Love with Poetry," (Lucy Calkins) students will be learning about the beauty of poetry. They will see that reading poetry is like reading songs. Avid poetry readers get the rhythm and feeling just right. Today we practiced "The Swing" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Learning how to say words louder, softer, lower and faster will help to promote rhythm and fluency in their reading.
After hearing and reading the poem "The Swing" students drew how the poem made them feel. It was a wonderful introduction to the world of poetry.