This Fall Themed Poetry and Reader's Theater unit is a fun way to teach the standard RL3.5. You can use this as rotations or as whole group mini-lessons.
If using this unit as rotations, simply print out the rotation cards and place them in plastic tubs or file folders. Place the corresponding materials in each center. After teaching a mini-lesson about poetry and dramas, have your students rotate throughout the centers, completing the response sheet for each poem. You may want to have your students divide into small groups for this activity. Students can keep their completed work in a folder using the title page provided. You may also wish to staple all the response sheets together and have students complete them as they rotate through the centers.
If rotations aren’t your thing, you may also use these poems during your whole group mini-lesson. Project a poem on the smart board while your students have a copy of the poem with the response sheet on the back. You may wish to highlight rhyming words or various patterns your students see. You may also want to underline parts where the author uses nonliteral language.
Copyright: All poems and reader’s theaters are in the public domain, an original piece, or permission has been granted by the author.
How to use this in your classroom
Poetry Notebook Title Page
Poetry/Reader’s Theater Center Cards
How to Read Poetry Poster (Color, B&W)
Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson
Autumn Fires Response Page
A Song of the Woods by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.
A Song of the Woods Response Page
A Fall Song by Ellen Robena Field
A Fall Song Response Page
Autumn, Queen of the Year by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.
Autumn, Queen of the Year Response Page
Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost
Gathering Leaves Response Page
The Little Old Lady who Wasn’t Scared of Anything based on a story by Linda D. Williams’
The Little Old Lady who Wasn’t Scared of Anything Response Sheet
If you like this product, try the *Winter Themed Poetry and Reader's Theater Rotations*