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Poetry Reading & Analysis for 5 SPRING Poems, 20 Analysis Tasks -Paper & Digital

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
70 pages
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Celebrate the spring season with five spring-themed poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each spring poem study includes a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As students progress through the analysis tasks on each page of their flip books, they not only dive deeper into the text, but they also develop an appreciation for closely reading poetry. Your students will love the interactive flip books and you’ll love how engaged students are while analyzing poetry.


All 5 of the poetry analysis flip books are available as a Google Slides resource for students. In addition to the PDF version, students can complete the flip book pages via a file sharing service such as Google Drive, Google Classroom, or in the internet “cloud.” The digital versions of the poetry flip books are accessible from any computer and allow students to complete their work online.

Quick Poetry Unit Overview:

  • Includes 5 different poem studies all about spring. Poems are written by diverse authors.
  • Students complete a five-page interactive flip book as they analyze each poem.
  • Lessons are easily adaptable to small group or partner work.
  • Lessons encourage repeated poetry readings to develop deep interpretation and comprehension.
  • The unit can be taught in succession or broken into individual lessons throughout the year (or spring season).

This detailed unit includes:

  • 20 close reading and analysis activities that can be assembled into interactive flip books
  • Detailed instructional lesson plans
  • Teacher keys for all student worksheets
  • Multiple links to download, print, and/or type all 5 poems
  • Styled pages for printing poems (optional)

Poems included in this unit:

  • “Today” by Billy Collins
  • “Spring Storm” by Jim Wayne Miller
  • “In just” by E. E. Cummings
  • “A light exists in spring” by Emily Dickinson
  • “The Trees” by Philip Larkin

IMPORTANT - The poems are NOT included in this resource. However, multiple links for each poem are included. You will be able to easily click, print and/or type each poem. You'll find 5 template pages for each poem included in case you would like to coordinate the poems with the analysis tasks. Super easy!

Skills developed in this unit:

  • Close reading of complex texts
  • Making inferences
  • Identifying rhyme scheme
  • Determining central ideas or themes in poetry
  • Interpreting figurative language
  • Responding to poetry
  • Citing textual evidence to support poem analysis
  • Writing analyses with sufficient evidence
  • Participating in discussions and expressing ideas about poetry clearly

Common Core Learning Standards addressed in this unit:

  • RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.5, RL.10
  • W.9, W.10
  • L.1, L.3, L.4, L.5, L.6
  • SL.1, SL.6

EXCITING NEWS! This set of poetry analysis interactive flip books is part of a Year of Poetry Analysis Flip Books Bundle! The bundle includes 20 poem studies, 20 flip books, and 80 analysis tasks. You’ll find sets of flip books for SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN and WINTER. Learn more about the Year of Poetry Analysis Flip Books Bundle HERE!

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Total Pages
70 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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