Many of our Oregon grown fruits have a history dating back to 1850 when Henderson Luelling opened a nursery in Milwaukee, Oregon. Oregon’s diverse regions and climates makes for suitable conditions in growing a variety of different fruits including apples, pears, strawberries, cherries, watermelons, berries and more! Find more information on our commodity pages about different fruit grown in Oregon!
Students will sharpen their observation, listening and vocabulary skills with this poetry writing exercise that features fruit.
Activity 1: Who am I?
Using the clues on the cards, students will match the fruit= shaped erasers with the card that fits its description. After, students will read both sides of the cards for each fruit learn about agricultural facts related to the fruit. Then, students are introduced to agriculture as an art that has long inspired artists and writers.
Activity 2: Fruity Fun Sentences
In this activity, students will use their senses to write descriptive sentences, phrases or words about fruit. Students will be shown photos of each fruit and will record their impressions and observations. Students should write a single word or short phrase describing each photo item. Students are encouraged to record whatever stands out about the item – color, shape, smell or texture.
Activity 3: Fruity Agricultural Poetry
Students will choose one of the fruits they just wrote descriptive words, phrases or sentences to write a poem. They will use the descriptive words they came up with to create a haiku poem about their item without mentioning the items name. After, students will read their poems aloud to the class and allow their classmates to guess the fruit subject of their poem.
Curriculum is broken up into small activities that can be done over multiple sittings allowing students to have good breaking spots in between each part.
See this lesson in Modular Delivery through our Google Classroom Example, follow the instructions below.
1. Log in to a google email account, it does not have to be associated with a school.
2. In the menu option, select Classroom.
3. Using the + in the top right hand corner, select join a class.
4. Enter the Class Code: agals5q
5. Select Classwork at the top and you should see the topic “March 2021 – Fruits”
6. Underneath this section the lessons are broken out into 3 assignments.
Students complete the whole lesson through 1-hour long lesson in an in-person classroom setting.