The Poetry Understanding and Depth Guide is a graphic organizer that will allow students in grades 3-6 to analyze a poem to the depth and rigor of the STAAR in Texas. The guide allows students to :
Identify the speaker
Comprehend the story structure (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then)
Paraphrase the poem
Identify and evaluate the impact of sound effects, figurative language and sensory details
Infer the theme, or message
Infer the tone of the poem
Infer the mood of the speaker or characters
This guide works well with any lyrical or free verse poem. To use, pair this guide with a literary poem or passage. Have students read the selection and then complete this guide. Then, students should complete any questions with the selection.
If you are looking for more depth than just practice questions before the STAAR, this is great for test prep.