Anyways, I stumbled across an AMAZING poem this week. It was from a Mailbox magazine... I will get this information for you tomorrow. Well, the poem is called a Character Clerihew. Have you EVER heard of this?!?!?!
Well... just the title was enough of a hook for my kids, but the cross curricular connections is what sealed the deal for me. The poem is biographical, and being a social studies teacher as well, made the "characters" from our state standards (me 1 v. ccgps 0).
So here is the format:
Line 1 the name of the person
Line 2 rhymes with line one
Line 3 and Line 4 rhyme
Here is the example Mailbox came up with:
did a lot of thinkin'
he thought slavery was wrong
and thought freedom should be everyone's song
Well, when my students brought in their work, I was speechless...
I will get pictures tomorrow, but here are some I remember off the top of my head:
could make some sparks
if you asked her to move on the bus
she would start up a fuss.
needed a veto
he was the emperor of Japan
and he got a tan <---- This one is from one of my FOCUS students who has a GREAT sense of humor!
Let me know if you try this in your class!