Poetry Close Reading Comprehension Activities

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Help your students dive deep into poetry while practicing close reading strategies and increasing their comprehension skills with this close reading pack with 10 classic poems.

This set includes BOTH a print and digital option to meet your needs.

Help your students practice fluency skills and close reading strategies with these poetry close reading activities. Included are close reading anchor charts, graphic organizers, and 10 classic poems that are matched with comprehension questions and activities to increase students' understanding of reading poetry.

Perfect for National Poetry Month in April or during any poetry unit. These passages and comprehension questions will have your students practicing how to gather important information and reflect as they read.

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  • Directions and Link to share with students using Google Classroom™
  • Anchor Charts: Poetry and Fluency
  • 10 Classic Poems with 2 pages of Reader Response Questions for each
  • 3 Going further activities
  • Close Reading Anchor Charts (in two sizes)

Kindly Note: The classic poems included in this set were hand-selected from the public domain and are appropriate to be used with upper elementary students.

Recent feedback on this product:

"I'm using these in my reading centers as part of my test prep. The students love them. Thank you so much."

"This poetry unit was great! I was able to assign these poems and response sheets in Google Classroom separately and spread them out over the course of a few weeks. I like the short poems with the response questions including some that made the kids think!"

"These activities were perfectly structured to help my students analyze and examine the various elements of poetry. The questions supported their thinking and allowed for independence as well."

"Excellent resource as we begin our unit on poetry!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.


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