Poetry Close Reading Organizers for Any Poem

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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These poetry close reading organizers are a scaffolded, easy to use way for your students to develop their strategies in the comprehension of poetry. Close reading of poetry will help students become more strategic thinkers, readers and writers.

The pages in this resource will work with any poem that your students need to read as part of their coursework. They may also become more confident test takers as their comprehension skills grow!

Included in this resource:

Teacher directions for conducting a Poetry Close Read

Student direction page to glue into an Interactive Notebook or an ELA or Poetry folder

Student notetaking page with headers for writing responses after each of three close reads

Student notetaking page with First, Second, and Third Read labels, no headers

Student notetaking page with blank fields for you to add your own response labels

Simple Rubric for student self-assessment and/or teacher assessment of the Poetry Close Read. Of course, you will have your own standards for neatness and appearance. You should establish those with students as you present the rubric.

This resource is also available as part of a growing bundle:

Close Reads Growing Bundle

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