Poetry Close Reading Partner Activity

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6th - 9th
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Editable close reading partner activity that you can use with any poem or song. What makes this extra special is that the partner analysis is done in writing, so you get A LOT of silence! Plus, it’s easy to grade! Also included is an Armistice Day poem and teaching guide to get you started, which works well for Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, or within a World War I (WWI) unit.

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2-sided "Silent Scribbles" close reading student instructions to use with any poem/song*
Armistice Day poem (with and without grading rubric)*
Teaching guide to help you through your first lesson
* Also included as editable PowerPoint file

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Great Cross-Curricular Activity for Social Studies!
The annotation and discussion topic guide reinforce ELA skills, so just select a poem or song about a historical event and you have yourself a cross-curricular activity!

The annotation and discussion topic guide include the following literary devices (lots of figurative language!) with definitions and examples: Alliteration, hyperbole, imagery, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, and simile.

Please read and understand the Terms of Use on the last page of the preview.

The editable file is saved as PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation and is compatible with PowerPoint versions 1997 and up. Fonts used are Georgia and Century Gothic.

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Total Pages
11 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


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