Novel in Verse Vault : Digital reading worksheets for novel in verse lit circles

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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Are you teaching a novel in verse such as The Crossover, Long Way Down, The Poet X, or a hundred other options to engage students in poetry and prose? Then this novels in verse vault has you covered!

This reading worksheet vault has 15 completely editable activities for ANY novel in verse!

It's Common Core aligned hitting author's craft, author's vocabulary, author's choice, author's mind (inferencing), and author's message.

⭐Also included is a novel in verse viewing guide for setting up novel in verse literature circles! Just add popcorn and your book selections for a fun book tasting day!

The standards are posted for 11-12, but can easily be edited and adapted for lower grades.

▶️ Each activity either links to a mini poetry lesson or provides a mini poetry lesson on the page and is perfect for self-paced learning!

❤️Poetry examples are from diverse authors!

✅ These digital reading worksheets are designed to engage readers with universal reading strategies for any novel in verse.

✅ These digital reading worksheets are completely editable to fit your needs.

✅ These digital reading worksheets are perfect for remote learning and can be used with Google Classroom or any LMS.

⚠️I design most of my resource to be print or digital ready, HOWEVER, this is an exception. I made these DIGITAL worksheets for remote learning. They will NOT print well as is. You could edit the colors if you wish to print, but please note these are made for DIGITAL USE as is.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.


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