Poetic Elements Gallery Walk

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle includes gallery walk graphic organizers (digital and printable) and links to public domain poems to help students engage with a variety of poems while collaborating or working independently. The graphic organizers focus on vocabulary, figurative language, identification of sensory image
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I created this gallery walk graphic organizer packet to help my students engage with a variety of poems while collaborating. This packet can be used for independent work and/or partner work and includes vocabulary, figurative language, identification of sensory images, theme, and more. The study is aligned with Virginia SOLs (Standards of Learning) for ELA and CCSS (Common Core State Standards).

Several of my students said, "I don't like poetry," at the beginning of this unit, but they are changing their minds now!

UPDATED 3/14/20 to include a Google Drive version!

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Poems I Used for Our Gallery:

* Summer by Elizabeth Swados

* Rainy Nights by Irene Thompson

* To Catch a Fish by Eloise Greenfield

* Fossils by Ogden Nash

* on paper by Jacqueline Woodson

* You’ll Be Back by Lin Manuel-Miranda

* A Friend is Someone by Leah Ross

* Snow by Mary Ann Hoberman

* Things by Eloise Greenfield

* Onomatopoeia by Eve Merriam

* Camping by Natasha Niemi

* Simile: Willow and Gingko by Eve Merriam

* Predictable by Bruce Lansky

* Flint by Christina Rossetti

* Fog by Carl Sandburg

* A Blank White Page by Francisco X. Alarcón

* Dreams by Langston Hughes

* Homework, Oh Homework! by Jack Prelutsky

* Hyperbole Café by Lill Pluta

* Early Bird by Shel Silverstein

* Ode to my Shoes Francisco X. Alarcón

(Email me amazingmaterials4you@gmail.com if you'd like the poem posters.)

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28 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


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