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Poetry Noticings Chart

Page history last edited by amber.pitts@spart1.org 14 years, 1 month ago

From our class independent reading immersion and close study of chosen Poetry texts we've created this noticings chart of the poetry genre.


Poetry Noticings Chart


From Poetry Unit of Study - Joan Green's Second Grade

     Poetry May:


  • use funny words
  • have patterns
  • describe funny people
  • have funny sounds
  • use repetition
  • tell about something step-by-step
  • use personification
  • use imagination
  • rhyme
  • print the words in a shape that goes along with the poem
  • use punctuation in unusual ways
  • have a seesaw pattern
  • use humor
  • ask a question and answer it
  • be about ordinary things
  • use simile
  • use alliteration
  • spell words in unusual ways 





Lindsay Blanton - 1st grade class

The class noticings chart Mrs. Bagwell's first grade created when we began our poetry unit.  Mrs. Bagwell and I planned a poetry unit of study for the first time.  We found many resources in the literacy room at our school and online.  We started by giving the students reading immersion time and introducing them to poetry and pointing out characteristics.  This lead to a class noticings chart for poetry.

Poetry Noticings Chart:

  • funny, humor
  • rhyming words (different words rhyme in the poem)
  • titles
  • sentences are written differently from other stories (lines of poetry, stanzas)
  • words are repeated (repetition)
  • words can be in bold print in the poem
  • in the shape of an object (shape/concrete poems)
  • use onomatopoeia (sound words)
  • can ask a question like a riddle or to leave you thinking
  • about any subject
  • some are short, some are longer
  • use alliteration
  • the words and lines are written in lots of ways on the page
  • punctuation is used 



Noticings Chart for Poetry Amber Pitts' First Grade Class

  We have been reading a lot of great poetry books! I tried one of Katie Wood Ray's suggestions and when I introduced poetry I just let them choose a book with a partner and mark something cool that they noticed with a sticky note. This is the chart we made based on what they noticed with a partner.

First Grade Noticings Chart for Poetry

  • Words can be stretched out (example: asleeeep)
  • Cool pictures match the words
  • Good details that helped us visualize
  • Sometimes they used similes
  • Sometimes they used onomatopoeias
  • Words or parts can repeat
  • Words can trade places (example: Cookies and cake, Cake and cookies)
  • Words can be in a shape
  • Words can be different sizes
  • Sometimes poems rhyme, sometimes they do not
  • Poems can be funny
  • They can have a lift the flap like Guess Again
  • There are many types of poetry (Songs, rhymes, acrostic, shape poems, etc.)


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