Poetry Mini Unit (Fourth Grade Test Prep)

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Amber Thomas
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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Do you need a poetry unit to help your students on standardized tests? Do you want one that also meets diverse learning preferences and needs? This 2 week unit has my most motivating poetry lessons to teach what goes into writing a poem in a playful way. Students apply poetic devices that "real poets" use, all the while learning poetry jargon they need in order to analyze poetry on state exams. Distance learning activities are now included.

This product contains:
✅ 8 lessons, plus 1 day of suggested culminating activities
✅ 1 page to project
✅ 1 computer activity paper

✅ Distance Learning options are included. Directions and a link to a Google Slide version is on page 2.

What learners will love it?

✅ Analytic thinkers who have an eye for details and/or like to follow a formula

✅ Avid readers, writers, and lovers of language

✅ Kids who like to move around

✅ Crafty kids who like to use color and create paper crafts

✅ Proud typists

✅ Reflective young people who are in touch with their moods

✅ Aspiring performers who love to show off for a crowd

You will need:
► Poems! You should have a variety of reading levels and types. Some rhyming/silly, some sad/about growing up, some about nature, some urban. The more poems you can have out for students to read, the better.
► Colored construction paper (5 different colors, 1 half sheet of each color per student)
► Computers (for typing) for 2 half hour to 45 minute periods.

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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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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.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
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.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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.


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