Thursday, March 22, 2012

Invertebrate Poems (for Two Voices)

To help us learn about invertebrates during science, we wrote poems about several types: sponges, sea stars, jellyfish, anemones, arthropods, insects, worms, octopuses, and jellyfish. Following the Kagan format for "A Poem for Two Voices," we got in pairs and used what we learned to write our own poems.

After we learned a couple new figurative language devices like onamonapea (words with sounds that make you think of their meanings like "gasp" or "buzz") and alliteration (two or more words together that have the same beginning sounds), we revised our poems to include some examples of our own.

Check out the video below and see if you can identify where we've used onamonapea and alliteration. (You may even discover a couple other forms of figurative language such as simile or metaphor!)


Melissa Stewart said...

Fantastic! Do you kno the book Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman? It would be a great mentor text.

vicky1970 said...

Hi there, just found you and am your newest follower. This post reminds me of spongebob - there's an invertebrate song that he sings...I bet your 5th graders have already told you about it though. :o)
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