How do authors and/or illustrators help the reader understand different points of view?
DAY 1-2 PLAN 1
DAY 3-5 - SEED 1
DAY 6-8 - SEED 2
DAY 9-10 - SEED 3
DAY 11–12 - SEED 4
Day 13 - SEED 5
DAY 14-15 SEED 6
DAY 16 - SEED 7
DAY 17-20 - PLAN 2
DAY 21-25 SEED 8
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lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
Lesson Seed 2 - Day 6-8
How does the author use language and sensory images to convey how they feel?
Who Has Seen the Wind?Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling,The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?Neither you nor I:But when the trees bow down their heads,The wind is passing by.
Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)
*CCSS Exemplar Text
I can get through a doorway without any key,And strip the leaves from pause the great oak tree.
I can drive storm-clouds and shake tall towers,Or steal through a garden and not wake the flowers.
Seas I can move and ships I can sink;I can carry a house-top or the scent of a pink.
When I am angry I can rave and riot;And when I am spent, I lie quiet as quiet.
spent = done, used up, finished
I saw you toss the kites on highAnd blow the birds about the sky; And all around I heard you pass, Like ladies' skirts across the grass— O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song!
I saw the different things you did, But always you yourself you hid. I felt you push, I heard you call, I could not see yourself at all— O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song!
O you that are so strong and cold, O blower, are you young or old? Are you a beast of field and tree, Or just a stronger child than me? O wind, a-blowing all day long,O wind, that sings so loud a song!
No one can tell me,Nobody knows,Where the wind comes from,Where the wind goes.
It's flying from somewhere.As fast as it can,I couldn't keep up with it,Not if I ran.
But if I stopped holding.The string of my kite,It would blow with the wind.For a day and a night.
And then when I found it,Wherever it blew,I should know that the wind.Had been going there too.
So then I could tell them.Where the wind goes…But where the wind comes from.Nobody knows.
Summary: These poems, including the CCSS exemplar poem, reflect the feelings and observations of various poets about the wind.
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting appropriate text and materials. Make connections to the concept of Perspective or Diversity wherever possible.
1 Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, Robert Marzano & John Brown 2009, ASCD