• To memorize the poem list throughout the course of the year, reviewing all previously memorized poems before starting a new one.
• Review 2nd grade poems after every other new poem.
• Discuss what the poet is saying with the poem, illustrate and copy the poem in the poetry notebook.
• This year discuss:
- simile: a figure of speech used to make a comparison between two things, usually with the words “like” "same" or “as”.• Read about Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Vachel Lindsay and Kenneth Grahame for poet studies, complete a notebooking page about each poet throughout the year, one per quarter.
- metaphor: comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way.
- alliteration: the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words. ("poor but proud," "hale and hearty," "green as grass," "live and learn")
- onomatopoeia: a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing, suggesting its source object, such as "click," "clang," "buzz," or animal noises such as "oink", "quack", "flap", "slurp", or "meow".
First Quarter, Fall
Bird Talk by Aileen Fisher | metaphor
Merry Sunshine by Anonymous | onomatopoeia
Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson | onomatopoeia
Windy Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bed in Summer* by Robert Louis Stevenson (poet biography)
Second Quarter, Winter
Animal Crackers by C. Morley | alliteration
The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson |onomatopoeia, alliteration
Furry Bear by A.A. Milne | alliteration
A Christmas Carol (move to Christmas time) |simile
Stopping by the Woods by Robert Frost (poet biography) |alliteration, metaphor
Third Quarter, Spring
My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson | simile, alliteration
Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson |metaphor
The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson |alliteration
The Hayloft by Robert Louis Stevenson | alliteration, metaphor
The Little Turtle by Vachel Lindsay (poet biography) | onomatopoeia
Fourth Quarter, Summer
The Lamplighter by Robert Louis Stevenson | alliteration
Where Go the Boats by Robert Louis Stevenson | metaphor
Some One by Walter de la Mare | onomatopoeia
Song of Mr. Toad by Kenneth Grahame (poet biography) | alliteration
*Bed in Summer has already been memorized but will be presented again. If I have anything identified incorrectly for metaphor, alliteration, simile and onomatopoeia, I would appreciate being corrected because in a way, this is my 3rd grade year again too.