AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CINQUAIN: ALL ABOUT ME! MELD Lesson Designed by Dr. Jamila Gillenwaters Academic English Mastery Program MELD Objectives: 1.Teachers will take students through the five stages of the Writing Process in order to produce an autobiographical Cinquain poem. 2.Students will learn (or review ) how to use a thesaurus and a Personal Thesaurus for Academic Language Development. 3.Teachers will integrate CLR teaching strategies into the lesson. 4.Teachers may use the PowerPoint provided to teach the lesson with, if they choose to. Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5c Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation). Skills: This lesson is more about: teaching the stages of the Writing process, reviewing parts of speech, Tier 2 vocabulary development, and letting the students express how they feel about themselves than poetry. Materials: Chart Paper PowerPoint Access to computer for final drafts of poem (Optional) CLR Elements: Use of Personal Thesaurus of Conceptually Coded Words to build Tier 2 vocabulary Use of Response and Discussion Protocols to facilitate Instructional Conversations Cooperative and Communal Learning
Lesson Created by Dr. Jamila Gillenwaters, AEMP OBJECTIVES: WE ARE GOING TO: o o o o Progress through the stages of the Writing Process Create Autobiographical Cinquains Learn how to use a thesaurus Learn how using a Personal Thesaurus can help use learn new vocabulary words
CINQUAIN Sandy mammal, scientist inventing, exploring, chopping brainy, inventive, tough, friendly Squirrel Model What is a cinquain? o A cinquain is a five-line poem that has special word counts. o A cinquain poem has its own unique format.
o As we write our poems, we will have to focus on the format required by this type of writing. WHAT IS THE FORMAT? Autobiographical CINQUAIN Line 1: A one-word line, your first name. (This is your subject.) Line 2: Two nouns that describe the subject. Line 3: Three verbs that end in ing that describe what the subject does. Line 4: Four adjectives that describes how the subject looks, feels, or acts. Line 5: One word, your last name. Parts of Speech
What is a noun? o Person, place, thing or idea. o o o o o o Miss Mitchell Friendship Classroom Happiness Sunshine
Gummy Bears At school Outside of school athlete scholar sister Nouns that describe us WHAT IS A VERB? Shows Action
Fly Skip Jump Pounce Whisper Sneak Laugh sports school
verbs that describe what we do home outside of school WHAT IS AN ADJECTIVE? Describing words that affect nouns
Brown (Colors) Red Quick (Speed) Slow Huge (Size) Tiny Hard Feel like Look like Adjs. that describe us Act like Other
NOW, LETS CONDUCT A GALLERY WALK FOR OUR PREWRITING Your First Name 2 Nouns 3 Verbs 4 Adjectives Now its time to make your own Cinquain! What is the layout? Line 1: A one-word line, your first name. This is your subject. Line 2: Two nouns that describe the subject.
Line 3: Three verbs that end in ing that describe what the subject does. Line 4: Four adjectives that describes how the subject looks, feels, or acts. Line 5: One word, your last name. What is a synonym? o o A word having the same (or almost the same) meaning as another word. An alternative to the word. o
o o o excited happy movie sports eager glad film athletics
Give me examples: A THESAURUS is a dictionary that gives alternate words or synonyms. can be used online as well. can also be found of inside of a dictionary. BUT HOW DO I USE A PERSONAL THESAURUS? PERSONAL THESAURUS
The word placed in this box represents a concept I know and understand. The words placed on these lines represent my new Tier 2 spicy vocabulary words! They are words I am learning. Learning them will help build my reading comprehension as well. a awful dreadful ask
inquire all that haughty appalling request arrogant unpleasant interrogate conceited The word placed in this box is an antonym for the word in the box. great
answer humble Lesson Created by Dr. Jamila Gillenwaters, AEMP REVISION: HELP SPONGEBOB REVISE HIS POEM! Sponge Bob friend, cook singing, flipping, catching funny, kind, square, yellow Square Pants Revision: Help SpongeBob revise his poem!
friend buddy companion acquaintance enemy cook funny kind REVISE YOUR CINQUAIN o o
o You revised SpongeBobs cinquain poem, now youll do the same thing to revise your own writing. Use the synonyms you found to revise your 1st draft of your cinquain. Make sure each line of your poem meets the word count criteria for the poem. EDITING / PROOFREADING o o o Whats the difference
between revising and proofreading? Look at your poems to take note of the proofreading marks I added to your poems. Lets explore the classroom resources we can use to edit our poems. FINAL DRAFT Sponge Bob buddy, chef singing, flipping, chasing comical, considerate, square, yellow Square Pants
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES Options o Students may create paragraphs after they complete their poems. o Students may complete a multiple paragraph, autobiographical essay: o o o
o Paragraph 1: Introduction Paragraph 2: A paragraph that explains why these nouns describe you Paragraph 3: A paragraph that describes why you like to do these verbsWhy do they describe what you like to do? Paragraph 4: A paragraph that describes why these adjectives describe you. Sponge Bob buddy, chef singing, flipping, chasing comical, considerate, square,
yellow Square Pants Lesson Created by Dr. Jamila Gillenwaters, AEMP EXTENSION ACTIVITIES Example of a paragraph created using the cinquain as the Prewriting All About ME! Hi! My name is Sponge Bob Square Pants, and I believe I am unique! I am a great friend to my buddies, Patrick and Sandy. I am an excellent chef because I make the best Crabby Patties in Bikini Bottom! I spend my time singing
as I work, flipping Crabby Patties, and chasing jellyfish. I am a yellow square, and thats how I got my name. I think my hilarious practical jokes make me comical, and I am very considerate to all of my friends. I believe all of these qualities make me a pretty unique individual! Sponge Bob buddy, chef singing, flipping, chasing comical, considerate, square, yellow Square Pants
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES Example of a essay created using the cinquain as the Prewriting All About ME! Hi! My name is Sponge Bob Square Pants. I live in a pineapple, under the sea, in Bikini Bottom. Im quite a unique individual. I mean, have you ever met a sponge quite like me before? I describe myself as a buddy and a chef. My best friends, Patrick and Sandy, and I have the most exciting adventures together! Iwork as a chef at the Crabby Pattycontinue on I enjoy singing while I work, flipping Crabby Patties, and chasing jellyfish. (each supporting detail sentence of this paragraph would provide details
about them participating in these activities). (Continue with this model) Sponge Bob buddy, chef singing, flipping, chasing comical, considerate, square, yellow Square Pants
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