Learning Targets for the Lesson:
I CAN look at how a poem is organized to make predictions about what I will read.
I CAN tell what a poem is mostly about in 1-2 sentences using my own words.
I CAN reread a poem focusing on word choice and pick out powerful words the poet uses.
I CAN answer text-dependent questions using the poem to support my ideas.
In this lesson, students will preview a poem, focusing on the physical layout to make predictions. After reading, students will reread a poem called "Afghanistan, My Home" focusing on word choice. After several purposeful rereads, students will answer text-based questions about the poem.