Exploring Poetry: Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry

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Exploring Poetry: Tools for Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry is a 2-part unit for introducing poetic devices and interpreting poetry. The first part of the poetry unit includes a collection of activities for introducing the basic elements of poetry, and the second part is devoted to reading and responding to poetry. Students begin by exploring the structure and elements of poetry, including the meanings of eight common poetic devices. Next, they apply this knowledge as they engage in close reading strategies, poetry discussions, and written response activities. Lesson suggestions and printables for all activities are included. This unit does not include poems, but it does include links to free online poems that can be used with these lessons. Some of the pages in this packet are in color, but there are black and white versions of all student printables.

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Exploring Poetry is aligned with selected Common Core Standards for Reading Literature in grades 2 through 5, although not all lessons and activities will work well for all grade levels. Preview the product before purchasing to make sure the activities are appropriate, or can be modified, for your classroom.

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Exploring Poetry Table of Contents
Where to Find Poetry
Introduction to Poetry: Directions and Lesson Suggestions
Prose and Poetry: Two Ways to Describe Fog
Comparing Poetry and Prose Venn Diagrams
Poetic Devices Definitions & Examples Cards
Understanding Poetic Devices Reference
Poetic Devices Cards
Poetic Devices Interactive Notebook Pages
Puzzling Poetry Sorting Activities
Reading and Responding to Poetry: Directions and Lesson Suggestions
Poetry Peace Map Resources
Poetry Discussion Prompts
Recharge & Write About Poetry
Poetry Response Foldable
Poetry Response Interactive Notebook Page
Poetry Terms for Word Walls
Common Core Standards

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Total Pages
57
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Exploring Poetry: Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry
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Exploring Poetry: Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry
Exploring Poetry: Teaching Kids to Read and Understand Poetry