Now that poetry is a newly tested genre on the STAAR test, these handy lessons will help with test preparation. There are lesson plans for five poems. Each lesson plan has a week’s worth of activities using the same poem including STAAR comprehension questions, fluency ideas, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. Lessons were developed using poems from Jack Prelutsky's book, Something BIG Has Been Here. New and used copies are available at Amazon.com starting as low as $.98.
Also included in this nine page document is a blank template my teacher friend, Natalie, and I developed with STAAR stem questions to use when designing your own lessons. There are two bonus vocabulary lesson plans from my best-selling book entitled Interactive Learning Strategies to Save Our Students.
Lesson plans for grade 2 are forthcoming. For more information contact Judy or Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.