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Module 2: Poetry Break 10

A Poem by Lee Bennett Hopkins
 
 
 
 

Introduction: Learn facts about the states through poetry. When introducing specific regions of the United States, have a map ready to show the students each region and the states that it includes. Share poems that involve the states within each region such as "Kentucky."
 
Kentucky by Lee Bennett Hopkins
 
Come on along--
Be happy-go-lucky.
Come on along--
To old Kentucky
 
Where you can rap
'Bout Cumberland Gap--
And watch the bluegrass flow--
And think of Boone
And the trails he'd blaze--
And behold prized Thoroughbreds
As they pasture-graze.
 
Come on along--
Be happy-go-lucky.
Come on along--
To old Kentucky.
 
Taken from:
 
Hopkins, Lee Bennett.2000. My America: Poetry Atlas of the
     United States. Illustrated by: Stephen Alcorn. New York:
     Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
     ISBN: 0689812477.
 
Extension: During a unit on the states, students could research and gather information about the state of their choice.  Rather than simply writing a research paper, the students could try writing a poem to share with the class based on the information they learned.
 
 

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