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Kathie Glick

Red Wheelbarrow Poem

Grades: 5th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading

Student Instructions

Create a poem based on the "Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams. Read the poem. Why is the red wheelbarrow so important? What depends on it? Notice this is a poem without rhymes and line breaks between the stanzas. In writing your poem, identify an ordinary object that might appear important --- a stapler, a ball, a cup, a tool, etc. and then craft your poem with the following pattern: Line 1: "So much depend upon...... Line 2: Describe your ordinary object. Line 3: Tell where the thing is .... Line 4: Hint as to why it is important..... Use the label tool to write your poem. Then illustrate it and record mic yourself reading it.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Poem with picture from https://www.quora.com/What-do-you-think-of-the-poem-Red-Wheelbarrow More on the poem and poet can be found at https://poets.org/poem/red-wheelbarrow