season has been discovered in Room 309. The weather has a chill
in the air. The students were eager to write their own acrostic
-style poems after listening to Autumn: An Acrostic Alphabet
By S. Schnur. Harvest descriptive words were brainstormed. A
colorful poster was made and students used an interactive
writing technique to complete classroom poster. This aided as a
word bank resource for ideas. We enriched our unit of study by
integrating the software, Kids Pix. The students typed their
poems and illustrated them.
Literacy Work board the following week, students had an
opportunity to revisit their poems along with their classmates
poems. They enjoyed reading them very much. As a follow-up, a
compliment note was written to another student for their
you will enjoy our Fall-tastic poems!
York State Learning Standards
Language Arts Standard 2: As speakers and writers, students will
use oral and written language that follows the accepted
conventions of the English language for self-expression and
Computer Graphics: Mathematics, Science, and Technology Standard
2: Students will access, generate, process and transfer
information using appropriate technologies.
Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Fall Into Autumn 2004