Grade 4 Month 4 The Wonder of Poetry
A variety of poetic styles are learned through personal writing activities. Poetry gifts and cards can be made for the holiday season.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connections: Your child will be exploring a variety of poetry styles, and learning to write their own poems as a means of expressing themselves in the world. Your child will be putting their poetry skills to use as they choose an independent project to work on in the last week of this unit.
Math: Concept: Analyzing and interpreting experiments in data probability develops an understanding of chance. Connection: Your child will work on these math skills in their Grade 4 math workbook.
This unit is an excellent time to encourage memorization of poetry. Choose some of your favourite poems to share with your child. Memorize them together and recite each morning. As your child writes their own poems, you can be including some of them in the morning opening verses.
The final week of the unit will be set aside for an independent project. This is optional. A list of suggestions is written into the guidelines for week 4.