A growing body of evidence points to reading fluency as an important factor in student reading success. Poetry is an effective vehicle for delivering fluency and comprehension instruction.
Are you looking for poems to use in poetry journals for repeated rereadings, comprehension and word work practice?
This pack includes a set of 7 summer themed poems. A language arts follow up activity page accompanies each poem. This follow up requires students to locate words or evidence in the poem’s text to answer questions. Word work skills assessed include: antonyms, synonyms, syllabication, abc order, context clues, multiple meanings, affixes. Comprehension skills assessed include: making inferences, sequencing, author’s purpose, cause/effect, drawing conclusions and summarizing.
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