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Practical Poetry: Teaching the Common Core Text Exemplars for Poetry

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This Poetry Guide Practical Poetry: A Guide to Teaching the Common Core Text Exemplars for Poetry in Grades 6-8 focuses specifically on teaching the Common Core standards in English Language Arts through the Common Core Text Exemplars for Poetry in Grades 6-8. Includes author biographies, historical context articles, notes on the poems, vocabulary and unique terminology for the poems, Standards Focus/Literary Analysis activities, Assessment Preparation activities, "You Try" activities, quizzes on each of the poems, two final tests, and complete answer key.

Click here to download the FREE Common Core Alignment document for this Literature Guide

Poems covered include:
#"I Too Sing America" by Langston Hughes
#"Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#"O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman
#"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll
#"Twelfth Song of Thunder," a Navajo Traditional
#"The Railway Train" by Emily Dickinson
#"The Song of Wandering Aengus" by W.B. Yeats
#"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
#"Chicago" by Carl Sandburg
#selections from The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda
#"Oranges" by Gary Soto
#"A Poem for My Librarian Mrs. Long," by Nikki Giovanni

A total of 272 pages with answer key.

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"I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes Activity Pack
"Paul Revere's Ride" by Longfellow Activity Pack
Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!" Activity Pack
Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" Activity Pack
"Twelfth Song of the Thunder," Navajo Traditional Activity Pack
"The Railway Train" by Emily Dickinson Activity Pack
"The Song of Wandering Aengus" by W.B. Yeats Activity Pack
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost Activity Pack
"Chicago" by Carl Sandburg Activity Pack
"The Book of Questions" by Pablo Neruda Activity Pack
"Oranges" by Gary Soto Activity Pack
"A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long," Nikki Giovanni Activity Pack

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"I Too Sing America" by Langston Hughes, "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman, "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, "Twelfth Song of Thunder," a Navajo Traditional, "The Railway Train" by Emily Dickinson, "The Song of Wandering Aengus" by W.B. Yeats, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, "Chicago" by Carl Sandburg, selections from The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda, "Oranges" by Gary Soto, "A Poem for My Librarian Mrs. Long," by Nikki Giovanni.



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Practical Poetry: Teaching the Common Core Text Exemplars
Practical Poetry: Teaching the Common Core Text Exemplars
Practical Poetry: Teaching the Common Core Text Exemplars
Practical Poetry: Teaching the Common Core Text Exemplars