4th Grade Research and Inquiry Resources
• Students will use the Internet to research narrative poems.
• Students will write their own narrative poem.
• Students will research ballads.
This PBS Web site teaches children about different kinds of poetry and allows them to create and submit a poem.
• Have students read their poem to a partner. • Connect to http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/html/fiction/narrative/index.htm and read more narrative poems.
Have students connect to http://www.cswnet.com/~erin/child.htm#ballads :
click on Antonio and read the poem.
click on Pirate Don Durk of Dowdee, read the poem and on a separate sheet of paper, make a list of ways in which ballads are different from narrative poems.
click on Highwayman, read the poem and then on a separate sheet of paper, write their own ballad.