Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose Print and Digital

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Looking for a ready-to-teach unit that covers the elements of poetry, drama, and prose in one place? This print and digital unit is a complete set of engaging teaching materials filled with original poems, mini-plays, and pieces of prose that your students will enjoy. You'll find everything you need from teaching pages, to kid-friendly poetry, drama, and prose to analyze, handouts, and a Poetry Flip Book with 9 types of poems.

It contains: (Print and Digital)

Print Version with PDFs

Digital version with Google Slides™ (Teaching Pages, Poetry Flipbook, and Extra Materials) and Google Forms (poetry, drama, and prose materials)

Elements of Poetry Handout

Elements of Drama Handout

Elements of Prose Handout

Teaching Example Pages for Poetry, Drama and Prose (3)

Poetry Worksheets to analyze (3 double-sided): Rain, The Sea Turtle, The Hike

Drama Worksheets to analyze (3 double-sided): The Present, The Birthday, The New Puppy

Prose Worksheets to analyze (3 double-sided): The Meet, The Paper Route, The Baseball Game

A Matching Worksheet for Poetry, Drama and Prose Elements

A Poetry Mini-Flip Book with 9 Different Types of Poetry

Teaching Directions and Examples for Each of 9 Types of Poetry

Rhyme Scheme Worksheet

Venn diagram for Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Template Worksheets that can be used with any piece of Poetry, Drama or Prose

Theme Topics Handout

Theme Statement Handout


Detailed Teacher Notes™ with Google Classroom links

SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 key reading units that cover many 4th and 5th reading standards!

Here are the units included in the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!

Main Idea

Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements

Compare and Contrast

Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Text Evidence

Inferences Using Informational Text

Inferences Using Literature


Cause and Effect

Informational Text Structures

Why you'll love this resource:

  • It includes teaching pages for poetry, drama, and prose, which makes it easy to guide your students through an introductory lesson for each.

  • Materials for this standard are often difficult to find, but everything you need for this standard is found here!!!

  • It includes a complete digital version for Google Classroom which is perfect for distance learning or classroom centers!

  • The graphic organizers may be used for other reading materials like poetry from Shel Silverstein for example, a class play, or a piece of prose.

  • The text is short but effective, which makes it feel more enjoyable for students and less of a chore!

  • The printables are low prep for busy teachers and the digital version is NO prep!

  • It may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader's workshop, independent work, literacy centers, homework, test prep, and more!!!

Also, I do want to suggest a great set of reading games that would go well with this reading unit. There is a game for EACH READING STANDARD!!! It comes in a set of 10 for fiction, a set of 10 for nonfiction, or a bundle of 20 reading games specifically for 4th and 5th grades!

10 Fiction Reading Games

10 Nonfiction Reading Games

20 Reading Games Bundle

Here are some of the Elements related games included in the

Reading Games Bundles:

Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose Game (for 4th and 5th grades)

Themes in Drama and Poetry Game (for 4th and 5th grades)

Elements of Stories, Dramas, and Poems Game (3rd Grade)

If you're looking to expand the drama section of this unit, I created science plays which may be used as parent/school performances or as a way to integrate science and reading:

Solar System Play

I Wanna Be a Rock Star (Rocks and Minerals)


Reader's Theater Science Bundle (has all three science plays)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
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.


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