Poems, Drama & Prose | Literature Unit for Grades 3 & 4

Brenda Kovich
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    These ELA activities teach third and fourth graders to identify structural elements of poetry, drama, and prose. An instructional slideshow provides direct instruction. Students practice identifying structures with mixed passages. An assessment and extra practice are also included.

    For traditional classroom teaching, you may introduce concepts with a PowerPoint presentation and provide practice with printable PDFS. If you're using hybrid, distance, or paperless learning, try the Google Slides presentation and TpT Digital Activities.

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    • Lesson plans
    • Slideshow (PowerPoint & Google Slides)
    • One-page quick reference guide with samples of each type of literature
    • One-page quick reference guide with prose, drama, and poetry terms
    • One-page list of additional poetry terms
    • Five passages, each based on classic children’s literature*, that include mixed passages (PDF & TpT Digital Activities)
    • Three additional texts for practice discriminating between forms of literature and their elements

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    *Stories and illustrations were adapted from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades by Florence Holbrook, and Mary’s Little Lamb by Edith Francis Foster, which are now in the public domain.

    I’m committed to continual improvement. This unit was updated and enhanced on July 10, 2020.

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    over 50 pages of resources
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    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
    Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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