Poetry Unit - Poems, Worksheets and Small Group Lesson Plans

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4th - 5th
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Do you ever struggle to find resources to help you teach poetry? With these 10 ready-to-print poetry lesson plans, you will have everything you need to teach your lessons on poetry! Each lesson set includes everything you need for an effective lesson. You'll get scripted teacher lesson plans, student reading passages, a strategy card (aka mini-anchor chart) for your lesson objective, and a response sheet with a graphic organizer and comprehension questions connected to the focus for your poetry lesson.

These strategy lessons work great for your small group instruction, but you could also use them for the whole group lessons you plan on teaching during your poetry unit. From lessons on identifying the basic elements of poetry to making inferences about the speaker to analyzing word choice to finding the theme and summarizing the poem. This set of lesson plans makes teaching poetry easy. All the planning and prep work has been done for you. All you have to do is print and teach!

Think about all the time you'll save not having to hunt for a reading passage that is aligned to the specific skill you want to teach. Each poetry lesson includes everything you need.


  • 10 Scripted out teacher lesson plans (perfect for small group instruction)
  • 10 Poems to use with each lesson
  • 10 Response pages (includes graphic organizer and response questions)
  • 14 Strategy Cards (mini-anchor charts)
  • Answer Key
  • Digital Version
  • Teacher Guide

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  • Scripted Teacher Lesson Plan - The small group lesson plans provide you with the exact language you need to say to make sure your students are mastering the objective for the lesson. It also provides you with a really easy-to-implement lesson framework that works great for small group lessons.
  • Strategy Card - Each lesson also comes with a strategy card (like a mini anchor chart). This strategy card works great as a visual support during your lesson and students can take it with them at the end of the lesson.
  • Student Passage - Each passage is short (less than one full page) so it can quickly be read during a small group lesson. It is also written in a way that makes it really easy for the students to practice and apply the focus skill. You won't have to worry if the text you give your students will work for the lesson objective.
  • Response Page - If you want to extend your lesson or give your students an extension assignment, you can give them the response page which includes a graphic organizer focused on the lesson objective and three comprehension questions.
  • Digital Version - There is also a digital version created using Google Slides so this resource will work during both face-to-face and virtual instruction.
  • Answer Key - This resource includes an answer key with possible answers.


Here is a list of all the objectives/focus skills for each lesson.

  • Lesson #1 - Elements of Poetry
  • Lesson #2 - Speaker's Point of View
  • Lesson #3 - Summarizing Poetry
  • Lesson #4 - Analyzing Word Choice
  • Lesson #5 - Identifying Themes in Poetry
  • Lesson #6 - Visualizing Poetry
  • Lesson #7 - Making Inferences
  • Lesson #8 - Author's (Poet's Tone)
  • Lesson #9 - Reader's Mood
  • Lesson #10 - Shades of Meaning


Your students will love reading these poems. They will fall in love with reading as they work their way through the poems in these lessons. Your reading lessons won't even feel like work because students will enjoy reading the poems.

You'll love getting everything you need to teach a poetry lesson. Just think of all the hours you'll save not having to type out your lesson plans, hunt for a poem that matches your lesson objective, and then come up with response questions/activities for your students to do after the lesson.


  • Use these lessons during small group instruction to reinforce key poetry concepts.
  • Use as part of test prep to help your students get ready to analyze poetry on their end-of-year test.
  • Use poems and response sheets to help celebrate National Poetry Month in April.
  • Use poems during intervention to help support students who lack interest or motivation in reading.

**The resource is also included in The Stellar Teacher Reading Membership.**



Purchase the Poetry Bundle to get this set plus anchor charts, poetry writing guides, a poetry word wall, and a poem of the week routine to help you teach poetry!


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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.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
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.
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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