This packet includes four packets for weekly homework. Each packet includes a cover sheet with independent reading activities, a nonfiction text, comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, and a vocabulary quiz.
The texts all explain aspects of poetry. The first text explores poetry through the ages. The second one is about Emily Dickinson. In the third one, students explore shades of meaning in synonyms. The fourth one focuses on sound devices in poetry such as rhyme scheme, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. (Important: These are nonfiction texts about poetry. They are not poetry texts.)
These homework packets are easy to implement in the classroom, and provide a nice bridge between home and school.