Poetry Activity for Back to School! Goes with A Remarkable Adventure by Jack Prelutsky. At the beginning of the year, read a poem about excuses for not doing homework! A fun back to school poem to read with your students. Fun to do the first week of school. Includes a poetry activity sheet (useful for the beginning of the year) which provides a scaffolded guide for them to analyze a poem, looking for rhyme, alliteration, figurative language, imagery, and so forth. Also includes student step by step instructions on how to write their own Homework Excuses poem, which includes a brainstorm sheet, graphic organizer, writing format. Students will be proud to write their own poem of excuses, and also draw a picture of what they visualize 9 pages.
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
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