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This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the 3rd Common Core reading standards for literature, specifically poetry. This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during a Poetry Unit or after the unit for reinforcement.
This resource contains 4 poems written on around a 3rd grade reading level. One poem is meant to be used for an entire week with a different assignment each day with the same poem.
The students will have to revisit the poem each day to complete the daily assignment. This will support a deeper understanding of the text and provide the student with practice with close reading of a text.
I have included three options for the daily assignments (on pages 5-7) for you to choose from to use based on your students' needs. I have also included a blank directions page if you want to write in your own directions for the daily assignments (page 8).
Print the directions you want to use and the poem and questions for the week. Give the students the handout (page 10) to record their homework on or a blank piece of notebook paper. A journal or notebook could also be used.
For each option, Monday through Wednesday are general open ended responses to the text and Thursday is a set of comprehension questions specific to each poem.
An answer key with suggested answers and specific common core alignment for the Thursday Comprehension Questions is provided for each poem.
Reviews and Supports these Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.5 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.