Author Archives: Janet Berry

Freedom Week Celebration

Freedom-Week-Celebration School-wide Participation Grade Levels (K-5) by Janet H. Berry, Celeste Henkel Elememtary Iredell-Statesville Schools, Statesville, North Carolina Description Click the link above to download a power point give you ideas of how to share this Star-Spangled 200th Birthday Celebration … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Lesson 2

Guiding Question – What is an American? Focus Word – Citizenship Lesson 2 – Francis Scott Key (1779 – 1843) Introduction: How well do you know the Star-Spangled Banner? Use this interactive tool to show what you know. Why is … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Assessment

The Music of Poetry: Decoded_ Assessment Summative Assessment – Triple Venn Diagram Venn Diagram Questions  

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Lesson 3

Guiding Question – What do our National Symbols mean to me? Focus Word – Liberty Lesson 3 – Emma Lazarus Introduction: 1) Introduce “The New Colossus” by asking what immigrant means. Capture the answers in a wordle. 2) Read “The … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Introduction

Introduction: Throughout the history of our nation, poets have striven to write about, reflect and surmise on that history. This unit of three lessons will cover the American poets; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), Francis Scott Key (1779 – 1843), and … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_ Lesson 1

Guiding Question – Why did we go to War? Focus Words – Freedom/Independence/Liberty Introduction: 1) Introduce “Paul Revere’s Ride” through one of the videos and KWL Chart. Ask students: What do you know about Paul Revere? Why is it important … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded

The Music of Poetry: Decoded Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subject – Social Studies Grade Level (5th) by Janet H. Berry, Celeste Henkel Elementary, Iredell-Statesville Schools, North Carolina Unit Overview: Three lessons using poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), … Continue reading

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