Poetry Lesson Plan
Explore the world of poetry through the works of Eugene Field. Although Field was a journalist during his lifetime, he became very well known for poems, Wynken, Blynken, and Nod and The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat. In fact, Eugene Field became known as the “Children’s Poet” for his many beloved rhymes. Young children will enjoy this fun lesson and bonus activities. Below is a quick overview of the lesson along with a download link and introduction. Happy learning!
1. speaking and writing standard English (including grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)
2. reading and evaluating fiction, poetry, and drama
5. comprehending and evaluating the content and artistic aspects of oral and visual presentations (such as storytelling, debates, lectures, multi-media productions) 6. participating in formal and informal presentations and discussions of issues and ideas
1. Improve students’ ability to read works of fiction and have a better appreciation for them.
2. Help students explore creativity by giving them an opportunity to change a work to something unique.
3. Further develop reading and grammar skills
Read and discuss Eugene’s poem The Sugar-Plum Tree, answer the questions, and then create your own version of the poem. Bonus activities include two word searches, two ad libs, a word scramble, and instructions on how to make your own sugar-plum treats!