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Help students learn to analyze Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s poem, “Casey at the Bat” with this task card set and so much more. This poem is on the 4th & 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing evidence from the text in their foldable booklet that prints using only 3 sheets of paper. This makes a great center activity or class lesson.
For teachers, I’ve included a brief summary of the poem, teacher tips and notes, and suggested web links to the poems online plus video or audio links so students can hear the rhythm of the poetry. Also included are “I Can” statements for Common Core 4th & 5th grade ELA ready to print and hang up on your bulletin board. In addition to the task cards, each poem has a one-page “Meet the Author” page and Acrostic Poem worksheets. These make a great extension or center activity for differentiation.
There's 38 pages of NO PREP materials ready to help you teach and ENJOY poetry.
Materials Included (PDF format):
• Student Version of the Poem – 1 page
• Meet the Author – 1 page
• Poem Summary & Teacher Notes – 1 page
• Poem Vocabulary – 1 page
• Website Links – 1 page
• What is Poetry – 1 page
• How to Read a Poem – 1 page
• "I Can" Statement Wall Posters - 3 pages for 4th and 3 pages for 5th grade
• Teacher Version of Task Card Questions & Answers – 1 page
• Task Cards (easy on the ink in color) – Print 4 per page – 3 pages
• Task Card Answers – print 4 per page – 3 pages
• Student Foldable Book with Printing Directions – 14 pages in color & black & white
• Acrostic Poem worksheets – 3 pages (great for challenge or extension)
Students will to cite evidence from the text in their response to these types of questions:
• Finding new vocabulary
• Determining word and passage meaning
• Determining mood
• Determining the setting
• Determining the rhyme scheme
• Author’s use of repetition
• Finding figurative language in the text (alliteration, simile, metaphor)
• Finding poem point of view
• Making inferences about the poem
• Finding imagery
• Citing evidence to provide descriptions
• Determining overall message and meaning
• Giving opinions
• Asking questions about what was read
• Finding descriptive language
While this set analyzes poems on the 4th & 5th grade Common Core Text Exemplar list, it would help students in other grades learn to analyze poems.
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