Poems About Poetry: Four Close Readings with Constructed Responses

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8th - 12th
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Poems About Poetry: Four Close Readings with Constructed Responses

The close readings in this bundle focus on figurative language, imagery, word choice, tone, rhyme, and theme. Students are asked to annotate the poems and provide evidence for their responses.

*4 close readings of poems with text-based questions and answer keys
*2 prompts for students to write imitation poetry
*3 constructed response prompts (one asks students to compare two of the poems)
*A constructed response form with suggested transitions and a grading rubric
*Answer keys
*Common Core (CCSS) alignment
*Usage guide
*Digital usage guide for Google Classroom and other online learning management systems

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19 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.


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