Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Use an observational checklist during whole-group read-aloud or small-group instruction to identify who is able to notice and discuss the visual patterns and structures in poetry and who needs more support.
- Visual Patterns—Ask students if they notice anything about the way the poem looks. Students should be able to identify if the line length impacts the way the poem looks. Additionally, students may recognize visual patterns in the form of stanzas or line structure. For example, students may notice there is a rhyming word every two or three lines at the end of the line.
- Structures—Ask students to name what they notice about the structure of the poem. Students should be able to note details of the structure related to lines, stanzas, rhythm, rhyme, repetition, imagery, or alliteration depending on the poem. Students should also be able to explain in detail how they identified these structures.