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Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis

Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis
Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis
Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis
Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis
Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis
Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis
Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis
Poetry Task Cards They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis
Product Description
Help students learn to analyze Grace Nichols’ poem, “They Were My People” with this fun task card set. This poem is on the 4th and 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing evidence from the text in their foldable booklet that prints using only 3 sheets of paper. This makes a great center activity or class lesson.

For teachers, I’ve included a brief summary of the poem, teacher tips and notes, and suggested web links to the poems online plus video or audio links so students can hear the rhythm of the poetry. Also included are “I Can” statements for Common Core 4th & 5th grade ELA ready to print and hang up on your bulletin board. In addition to the task cards, each poem has a one-page “Meet the Author” page and Acrostic Poem worksheets. These make a great extension or center activity for differentiation.

There's 39 pages of NO PREP materials ready to help you teach and ENJOY poetry.

Materials Included (PDF format):
• Meet the Author – 1 page
• Poem Summary & Teacher Notes – 1 page
• Poem Vocabulary – 1 page
• Website Links – 1 page
• What is Poetry – 1 page
• How to Read a Poem – 1 page
• "I Can" Statement Wall Posters – 3 pages for 4th and 3 pages for 5th grade
• Teacher Version of Task Card Questions & Answers – 1 page
• Task Cards (easy on in the ink in color) – Print 4 per page – 3 pages
• Task Card Answers – print 4 per page – 3 pages
• Student Foldable Book with Printing Directions – 14 pages in color & black & white
• Acrostic Poem worksheets – 3 pages (great for challenge or extension)

Students will to cite evidence from the text in their response to these types of questions:
• Finding new vocabulary
• Determining word and passage meaning
• Determining mood
• Determining the theme
• Determining the setting
• Analyzing the character’s motives and traits
• Determining the rhyme pattern
• Author’s use of repetition
• Making inferences about the poem
• Text to world connections
• Citing evidence to provide descriptions
• Determining overall message and meaning
• Giving opinions
• Finding descriptive language

While this set analyzes poems on the fourth grade Common Core Text Exemplar list, it would help students in other grades learn to analyze poems.

The student version of the poem is not included (copyright), but I’ve included links to websites where you can find the poem and included a template for placing the student poem.

---> Be sure to click the green preview button to see all of the materials in this great set!

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If you want a GREAT savings, check out the BUNDLE of 9 Task Cards Sets that includes all 9 of the poems on the Common Core 4th & 5th grade text exemplar list. The bundle saves you money.

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Total Pages
39 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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