Discuss Favorite Animals (25 Minutes)
Ask students to think about what their favorite animal is and why. We went around the classroom and each student had a turn to talk about why they liked their favorite animal.
Individual Shape Poems (35 Minutes)
Distribute worksheets (provided in lesson plan attachment) and explain the worksheet has 3 steps. Students should be directed to:
1. Draw a picture of their favorite animal.
2. Write 5 descriptive words about that animal.
3. Write a poem using all 5 words.
At the end of class, we had enough time for 4 students to come to the front of the class and read their poem to the class.