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Resources for Teaching Poetry | Use with ANY poem! | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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  • Google Apps™
23 pages
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Supplement and enhance your poetry unit with these great activities and student printables! The resources included work with any poem.

In the download you will find:

1) A poetry spinner that can be used in small groups to encourage critical thinking about the poems they are reading (printable or digital)

2) Two printables that can be used with any poem to help guide your students thinking as they read through the poem (printable or digital)

3) A mini-bulletin board set with poetry-term definition cards as well as cards with different types of poetry genres. (Headings included for both)

4) Graphic organizer sheets for several types of poems including cinquain, haiku, bio, shape,diamante, acrostic, and couplet poems. These sheets can be used either to create a poetry book for your students or as planning sheets for student writing! (printable or digital)

5) Fluency voice cards - perfect for a fluency center to have students practice reading a poem using different expressions. (printable or digital)

Whether you do an in depth study on poetry or just touch on it during April (National Poetry Month) you will find this packet helpful for you and your students!

This resource is compatible with Google Classroom.

Looking for additional poetry resources? Check these out:

LINKtivity: Poetry (Digital Learning Guide & Student Flipbook)

FREE: Similes and Metaphors {Board Game}

FREE: Pockets of Poetry - Center Game for Poetry Elements

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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.
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.
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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.


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