Wednesday, March 2, 2011

4th Grade Week 6 -- Streets of Laredo

This week we returned to our discussion of the text of song lyrics, as prelude to breaking into song writing teams and writing original songs. Using the cowboy ballad "Streets of Laredo" as a frame, the students created their own lyrics with the rhythmic and rhyming structure of the existing song. All five classes did a wonderful job! Students were then put into teams of two or three and asked to write a four line poem using one of several basic themes.

This was also the week that finally got around to putting some of the 4th graders excellent work on my bulletin boards.

Homework -- complete your four line poem/lyric with your partner or partners.

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