This Common Core Poetry Practice Pack uses the Common Core standards and contains QUESTIONS and ANSWERS (for the poem "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman) modeled after various state reading exams. One of the things I struggle with the most is preparing my students for all kinds of exams that they will encounter. With this EASY-TO-TEACH packet, you can practice with your students, so they will feel more confident analyzing poetry. It is great for pull-outs, push-ins, whole group, small group, or sub plans. Give yourself a breath of fresh air with this NO PREP curriculum that integrates test prep within literature.
Types of Questions:
2 Part HOT Text
This product includes the following:
The poem "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman
7 Common Core Style Questions and Answers
1 Short Response, Example, and Rubric
Answer Keys and Explanations for ALL answers
Suggested Lesson Plan
Reading Activites for the poem
Standards: Words/Phrases and Theme/Central Idea
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Strategies that could be used during or after reading (but are NOT a part of this pack) are SOAPSTone (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone), SBAC (Scan, Brainstorm, Analyze, Confirm), SPAUTS (Speaker, Purpose, Audience, Universal Idea, Theme, Strategies), FSA (Firm Up Your Ideas, State Your Reasons, Assess the Truth), ACE (Answer, Cite, Explain), etc.