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This one is a Bird Poem Sequencing Activity
Title – Bird Poem Sequencing Activity
By – Amanda Thompson
Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 1st – 2nd
Once I saw a little bird
Come hop, hop, hop.
And I cried, “Little Bird,
Will you stop, stop, stop?”
I was going to the window
To say, “How do you do?”
When he shook his little tail
And away he flew.
— To practice sequencing skills
— To practice handwriting
— Construction paper
— Sentence strips
— White paper (to draw picture on)
— Students will need pencils and crayons, and glue sticks
— Copy each line of the poem on a separate sheet of the construction paper, card paper, or index cards.
1. Put students into eight groups. Each student gets one piece of construction paper, 1 sheet of white paper, and eight sentence strips.
2. Give each group one of the lines of the poem. Students copy the line onto a sentence strip.
3. After each group has copied one line, rotate the sheets. Do this until each student has copied each line of the poem.
4. After students have copied each line, their job is to put the poem in the correct order. They may work together with their groups. Tell students NOT to glue the strips down until they are sure they are in the CORRECT order.
5. When students have put the lines in order, check them to make sure they are correct. If they are not, encourage students to re-read the poem to see if it makes sense.
6. Students can then glue down the sentence strips on EITHER the top or bottom HALF of the construction paper. Students draw a picture to illustrate the poem and glue this on the other half.
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