Close Reading Poetry Through the Year: Grades 4-8

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Close Reading

Poetry doesn't have to be saved for April! Use this pack to practice close reading in your classroom to help grow your students' love for poetry.

Check out my blog post that shows a step-by-step lesson using a poem from this pack (including a freebie), as well as this SECOND post that includes a BONUS poem!

Get the BONUS poem!

Included in this pack:
Suggestions for use, Annotation Bookmarks, and the following poems found in the public domain with guiding questions (and answer keys) for the first, second, and third read:

In August By William Dean Howells (1902)

Bed In Summer By Robert Louis Stevenson (1913)
*can be paired with a text about the seasons or Daylight Savings Time

The Spider By Jane Taylor (1883)

November By Alice Cary (1873)

Snow-Flakes By Fannie Isabelle Sherrick (1880)

Mr. Nobody By Anonymous

My Shadow By Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
*can be tied with Groundhog Day or a study about light

The Brook By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1862)

Woodman, Spare That Tree! By George Pope Morris (1830)
*should be paired with Our Tree Named Steve

A Riddle By Hannah More (1818)

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Want more information on how to implement close reading in your classroom?
You can check out these other blog posts:
Stop Highlighting...Start Thinking!
Text Dependent Questions With Annotations
Text Dependent Questions, Part 2


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Mysteries of the Deep Paired Texts
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Bats, Owls, and Spiders Paired Texts
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Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the 'additional license' purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

Copyright © 2015 Ideas By Jivey, LLC
All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
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Close Reading Poetry Through the Year: Grades 4-8
Close Reading Poetry Through the Year: Grades 4-8
Close Reading Poetry Through the Year: Grades 4-8
Close Reading Poetry Through the Year: Grades 4-8