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Holiday Poem. Practice poetry analysis with this poem! Great for a seasonal or thematic unit. Students will read a poem from the public domain about an expressive evergreen tree. As they read, they will use the graphic organizer to show their thinking. Lastly, students will answer the multiple choice questions. Included in this product:
Provide students with a copy of the poem to read. Students can read this independently, in partners, in a small group, or the teacher can read it aloud to the class. Allow students time to annotate the poem as they read.
After students have read the poem, they are ready to move to the analysis portion of the task. For this part of the activity, students will complete the analysis guide, using text evidence to support their responses. Once students have completed this, hold a class discussion to review student responses.
Students are ready to move to the test-prep portion of the task. For this section, students will answer 8 text dependent multiple-choice questions. For the multiple-choice portion of the task, a key is provided along with Common Core Standard alignment.
Check for understanding using the key.