5th Grade Class 2/21/19
This afternoon for our reading and writing day we focused on food chains and poetry. We discussed elements of a poem and I read the book Pass the Energy Please! to the class. After reading, we talked about each food chain was a different length because it was a different amount of links long. Each different poem in the book had 4 lines per stanza. Each students began writing their own poem. First, they needed to decide how many link (organisms in the food chain) they want their poem to have. Then, they need to choose which organisms will be in the chain. Each student's poem should be at least one stanza (containing four lines) long. The first two lines of each stanza should rhyme and the last two lines of each stanza should rhyme. Here is MY example of the first stanza:
The sun is the giver of all energy.
"Give the energy to me!" screams the tree.
The tree uses the energy to make his meal,
but little does he know how his future will feel.
The rough draft of the poem is due in the notebook next Wednesday.