Lesson 5: Creating a Sensory Poem
Apr 24, 2020
Creating a Sensory Poem for grade 4 students
Hello, everybody. This is misses engel here and I'm here to speak to you about creating a sense of poem. If you are using the near pod interactive virtual reality components of all of this, congratulations, you have made the jump. If you are not, that's okay. You can just watch this video. So I've included the 5 senses at the top if you can see the icons, touch hearing site taste and smell are the senses that you are most familiar with. But if you remember from the video last week, there is more. So today you're going to explore the world using your senses and create a senses poem. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to answer this question, which is, how can I use my senses to create a senses poem? If you remember last week, we had started to dive into our senses. This was the video that was assigned, and if you remember, it had spoken about all 5 senses, and then it added two more, which were pain and balance.
So you can include those into your poem as well. If you need to see the video again, you can just click on to the video to review it. If not, and you're feeling pretty confident, you could just move on. So what is a census poem? A census poem is a kind of poem that describes a topic using your senses. Great poets describe the topic in their poems to help their readers to not only better understand the topic, but to make their writing more appealing. So remember, poetry is a kind of creative writing that uses words to tell someone's thoughts and feelings. As a reader, this can change how you think and how you feel as well. If you are using nearpod, you can explore this coral reef on your own by left clicking and dragging. If you are just looking at the video, which is fine, then I will go through the coral reef with you. Now, as I'm going through the coral reef and we're exploring this environment. I want you to think about how you would describe it. So you would first start with what you see. What are the different things that you can see? And then I want you to imagine that you are there. So if you were this diver, what would you feel? What would you hear? Imagine you're in the coral reef. I see some fish in the distance. It's bubbles.
The sun is peaking through. So take some time to really explore this environment. And chat down or imagine what it would be like to actually be there. Describe the coral reef using your senses. Imagine yourself there. So here is the beginnings of my poem. This is my planning. So I had said that the sun is peaking through the blue water. I can hear the fish swishing past me. The small waves are touching my skin. It is so cold that my hands are beginning to hurt. It is time to return home. So you can see that I did not use every sense. You do not need to use every scent. You just use whatever senses are most applicable for what you are talking about. So here I included site sound touch and pain. I do also have a little bit of a table here in the way of a comma. So when I edit my work and submit my final copy, I will have to make sure that that is corrected. If you are using the near pad interactive components, you can use your microphone to answer this question, or you can type directly into the box.
So it says, I used your coral reef, what is the subject of your poem that you will be describing today? And then you can submit this here. When you first logged in, it did ask you for your name to, if you write your name or type your name in, then you will get credit for it. So this is the format in the way of a planning chic. You will see that it's pretty empty and that's because I wanted to allow you a lot of freedom. You're going to have to pick a topic. So a place is a good way to go because that was the example, but you do not have to go about it that way. And I also included a checklist on the bottom of your planning sheet. Remember you do not need to use every sense you can just pick and choose which ones are most applicable to you, but I do challenge you to use as many as you can. You are going to be submitting a planning sheet to meet today. So whether it's this or something you've recreated, that is fine, whatever works best for you.
So think about what you're going to be writing about. So what is your subject? So what is your topic? I damn the coral reef. What did you choose? Then you're going to complete a planning page. You can use mine or create your own, and then you're going to submit whatever planning PH you used to meet. When you're all done, you're going to share your problem with the loved one and discuss how your sense is helped you to describe your topic. Give your family a big hug and say thank you for all of their help today. I recognize that a lot of students are not doing this alone so thank you so much families for helping these children navigate distance learning. Everybody is doing such a super job and April is poetry month. So happy poetry month to you. I hope that you enjoyed this lesson and have a great day.