We hope you and your students enjoy this unit as much as we enjoyed shaping it. This product was created because we realized there was not a focused poetry unit out there that concentrated on the STAAR style questions that our students face. Although this unit was created based on the STAAR, it is great for students preparing for any standardized test.
Each poem is designed to be used as a 5-10 minute mini focused lesson over 5 days. Each day is outlined on the teacher page. It is best to ask students what they notice about the poem coinciding with that day’s focus point. Then guide them to ensure you cover each of the main points. The examples listed are some, but not necessarily all of the things students could notice. Ideally, you would spend 4 days discussing the poem, then the 5th day the students will take a short quiz to show what they have learned. However, lessons can be completed in less than a week if you are on a time crunch.