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STAAR like Reading Poetry Bell Ringers - Middle School

Grade Levels
5th - 9th
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  1. This product is a bundle of 4 warm up / bell ringer products. Bell ringers are a great way to start your class. This will also be a great resource for helping your students prepare for their upcoming state tests. This test prep resource is a quick and easy way to get your students reading and ans
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  2. This product is a bundle of two of my STAAR like Warm ups for Drama and Poetry. If you have purchased either my Drama Warm ups or the Poetry Warm ups, you will be duplicating that purchase with this product.This product is designed to be used in middle school classrooms. It contains a total of 40 W
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  3. Included in the bundle, you will find ALL of my STAAR reading resources. STAAR task cards, STAAR stations, STAAR Warm ups/Bell ringers, STAAR exit tickets, STAAR writing prompts, STAAR question stems, STAAR review games and the STAAR literary terms review sheet.As this is a growing bundle, I will c
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This product is designed to be used in middle school classrooms.

In this product you will find warm-up questions about short poems in the public domain.

The poems included are:

“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost

“Little Things” by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

“Love Between Brothers and Sisters” by Isaac Watts

“Cupid Drowned” by Leigh Hunt

“Life, I Know Not What Thou Art” by A.L. Barbauld

“A Day Well Spent” by George Eliot

“Little Birdie” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

“The Little Plant” by Kate L. Brown

“November” by Alice Cary

There are a total of 20 warm ups with 2 questions per warm-up. (40 questions total) Some of the poems are used more than once. (There are a total of 10 poems.) 

All of the questions are open ended. The questions are designed to look like questions students may see on the STAAR test. The questions that are asked have been created using STAAR stems and modeled from the released STAAR passages.

An answer key has now been added to this product!

If you like this product, please check out my other STAAR resources:

STAAR Fiction and Nonfiction Warm Up Bundle

STAAR Poetry and Drama Question Stems

Total Pages
25 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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