“Comprehending POETRY” is part of the easy-to-use—but challenging—activities series by CharlesF, developed to meet the rigor of Common Core Reading/Literature standards 2 and 5, as well as state standards focused on poetry.
There are five activities that can be easily adjusted for grades 4 through 8 by choosing poems that are appropriately challenging for your particular students. The activities primarily focus on interpreting poetry, but also require students to show their understanding of structure, inferring, story elements, and so forth.
ALL of the activities are literature based, so they will work well with whatever poems you already have planned for your students.
Each activity has a “TEACHER PAGE” that tells you what you need to know. The “WHY” section lets you know quickly why you would want to do the activity and the “HOW” section provides a step-by-step plan.
When needed, a “MODEL” is included to help students understand the task.
Some activities have a “VARIATION” or an “EXTENSION”— ideas to use now or in the future.
ALL of the activities are easy for the teacher to prepare and easy for the student to follow. But this isn’t fluff. Thinking caps required here!