Overview


Subject/Sub-Subject: Language Arts/Poetry


Title: Multiplication Poems with Rhyme


Summary:

Using the Library of Congress resources, students will review multiplication facts through poetry.


Understanding Goal

Rhymes help us recall facts quickly.

Investigative Question

How will rhymes allow for quick recall of multiplication facts?

Grade(s): 3, K
Audience: General
Learners: General Education Third Grade Students.
Required Vocabulary: N/A
Prior Content Knowledge: N/A
Standards

Virginia: Language Arts - Grade 3

VA.3.1. Oral Language: The student will use effective communication skills in group activities: a) listen attentively by making eye contact, facing the speaker, asking questions, and summarizing what is said; b) ask and respond to questions from teachers and other group members; and c) explain what has been learned.

VA.3.4. Reading: The student will use strategies to read a variety of fiction and nonfiction materials: a) preview and use text formats; b) set a purpose for reading; c) apply meaning clues, language structure, and phonetic strategies; d) use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words; e) read fiction and nonfiction fluently and accurately; and f) reread and self-correct when necessary.

Field Tests

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Sources

Multiplication Poems with Rhyme

Understanding Goal

Students will be able to create their own rhymes for specific multiplication facts and will use these rhymes to recall multiplication facts quickly.

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[Calculating device for *multiplication* using circular disks] [4 pages of illus. *multiplication* tables in rhyme]: "4 x 11 are 44; I bought this book at Francis' store", p. 34/ "4x12 are 48; I wish that I could get some bait", p. 35

Required Materials

Supply Lists

- Examples of rhymed poetry
- Lined paper, something to write with

Directions

Introduction

Step 1. Explain to the students that they will be review poetry. Read some examples of poetry.

Supply Lists

  • - Examples of rhymed poetry
    - Lined paper, something to write with
Step 2 Remind the students that some poems include rhymes. Give examples of rhymes by reading examples from poems and also asking students for examples.
Step 3 Tell the students that rhyming can help them learn or memorize.
Step 4 Read from the Library of Congress materials. Read each page and ask the students to pick out the rhyming words.
Step 5 Stop right before the second rhyming word and ask students for suggestions.
Step 6 Show the pictures from the reading and ask the students how the pictures relate to the rhyme on each page.
Step 7 Hand out lined paper and ask the students to choose one multiplication fact, which they would like to work with. Encourage students to brainstorm rhyming words with the chosen fact.

Supply Lists

  • - Examples of rhymed poetry
    - Lined paper, something to write with
Step 8 Tell students to write their own rhyme and illustrate the rhyme.
Step 9 Ask the students to share. Encourage each student to read their poem and have classmates guess the rhyme like the teacher demonstrated before.

Best Instructional Practices


Understanding Goal

Rhymes help us recall facts quickly.

Investigative Question

How will rhymes allow for quick recall of multiplication facts?


Analysis of Student Learning


The students presented their writings to their classmates. Each student read out their rhyme and had their classmates guess the next rhyming word. The presenter's classmates checked for correct rhymes as well as correct usage of multiplication facts.


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Process

The students were presented with illustrations of the poems and could visually read the rhymes on their own. In addition to this the teacher read aloud the rhymes to students. This addressed both visual and auditory learners.

Product

Students were able to choose their own multiplication fact to rhyme.

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Writing

Students practiced writing rhymes. Their rhyming skills were challenged as they incorporated their multiplication facts.

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Assessing Understanding

Students used their prior knowledge of rhyming to create a learning tool to assist in the memorization of multiplication facts.

Reflections and Recommendations


If I did this lesson over I would suggest incorporating the SMARTboard. The teacher should present the rhymes on the SMARTboard and students should be able to come up and write in the missing rhyming words. We had a very limited time period to complete this lesson but I would recommend dedicating a few days and give the children various multiplication facts to work with.

Credits

Authors and Contributors

Hareem Hanphy
Kent Gardens Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

Library of Congress Items

Library of Congress items used in this Lesson Plan.

Thumbnail Library of Congress Item
[Calculating device for *multiplication* using circular disks] Morland, S. 1673. [Calculating device for *multiplication* using circular disks] . Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.
[4 pages of illus. *multiplication* tables in rhyme]: "4 x 11 are 44; I bought this book at Francis' store", p. 34/ "4x12 are 48; I wish that I could get some bait", p. 35 Unknown. n.d.. [4 pages of illus. *multiplication* tables in rhyme]: "4 x 11 are 44; I bought this book at Francis' store", p. 34/ "4x12 are 48; I wish that I could get some bait", p. 35 . Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs.