This POETRY packet is perfect for reinforcing comprehension and for bringing FLUENCY fun into your classroom!
Students can work in pairs to read the included partner poem, "The Circus is in Town," focusing on different voices and character points of view. Students will love the back-and-forth structure of the poem and changing their voices to match the expression of the ringmaster and acrobat characters.
There are three follow-up activities to support their comprehension: "Visualizing Perspectives" (Visualizing/Point of View), "Hyperbole Helpers" (Figurative Language), and "Poetry Mind Pictures" (Visualizing). Use the activities in a Literacy Center or as part of your ELA block. They're even great for sending home!
**This packet includes evidence-based question sheets at two different levels to reinforce CCSS text-response skills. Students can practice using evidence from the text to support their thinking!**
A highlighted “Readers Theater” script format is also included for easier tracking while reading!
This 9-page packet includes:
- 1 Partner Poem
- 3 “Readers Theater” Poetry Script Pages
- 1 "Visualizing Perspectives" Graphic Organizer
- 1 "Hyperbole Helpers" Graphic Organizer
- 1 "Poetry Mind Pictures" Graphic Organizer
- 1 "Find the Evidence!" Question Page (Lower-Level)
- 1 "Find the Evidence!" Question Page (Upper-Level)
This product is part of my Partner Poem SERIES -- Check out additional packets here
!! (Available individually or as BUNDLES!)
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! Print them or load the file onto your classroom iPads/tablets!
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