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Narrative Poetry Response: The Spider and the Fly

Emily Kissner
Grade Levels
5th - 6th
Resource Type
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8 pages
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Emily Kissner


A narrative poem with activities for homework or classwork. This file includes the classic 1829 poem "The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howitt. A formatted homework packet includes a cover sheet with directions for repeated readings, a summary page with rubric, a response page with a theme response question and rubric, a 2-page close reading activity to help students build their comprehension of the poem, and a 4-question comprehension quiz.

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If students are struggling with theme, you may want to look at:

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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