6th Grade STAAR Poetry Task Cards
Great for a bellringer/opening, stations, homework, or tutorials!
Includes 4 poems with 16 questions (4 questions/task cards per poem) and answer key, containing question stems taken from the released 2013-2016 6th grade Reading STAAR tests
TEK-aligned Test Prep
-6.2E Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to use a dictionary, a glossary, or a thesaurus (printed or electronic) to determine the meanings, syllabication, pronunciations, alternate word choices, and parts of speech of words.
-6.3A Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Theme and Genre. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to infer the implicit theme of a work of fiction, distinguishing theme from the topic;
-6.4 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain how figurative language (e.g., personification, metaphors, similes, hyperbole) contributes to the meaning of a poem.
-6.8 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains.
-Figure 19D Students are expected to make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.
TEKS can be found here.
Also beneficial for advanced 5th grade students or review in 7th grade.
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