They Were My People by Grace Nichols Poetry Analysis Poetry Mini Unit

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Help students learn to analyze Grace Nichols’ poem, “They Were My People” with this fun task card mini unit. This poem is on the 4th and 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing evidence from the text in their foldable booklet that prints using only 3 sheets of paper. This makes a great center activity or class lesson.

DISTANCE LEARNING NOTE: While this is not a Google Classroom product, you have permission to use this product as a digital product with your students PROVIDED YOU USE THE MATERIALS BEHIND A SECURED OR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITE and materials are NOT posted directly to the Internet for others to view. - HR Updated 4/27/2020 during Covid 19 home learning time.

For teachers, I’ve included a brief summary of the poem, teacher tips and notes, and suggested web links to the poems online plus video or audio links so students can hear the rhythm of the poetry. Also included are “I Can” statements for Common Core 4th & 5th grade ELA ready to print and hang up on your bulletin board. In addition to the task cards, each poem has a one-page “Meet the Author” page and Acrostic Poem worksheets. These make a great extension or center activity for differentiation.

Your purchase includes the password to my poetry analysis web link collection for these poems. I’ve found online sources for you for each poem to build background knowledge, learn about the poet's life, watch videos, listen to audio links, read the poem online, and more.

There's 41 pages of NO PREP materials ready to help you teach and ENJOY poetry.

Students will to cite evidence from the text in their response to these types of questions:

• Finding new vocabulary

• Determining word and passage meaning

• Determining mood

• Determining the theme

• Determining the setting

• Analyzing the character’s motives and traits

• Determining the rhyme pattern

• Author’s use of repetition

• Making inferences about the poem

• Text to world connections

• Citing evidence to provide descriptions

• Determining overall message and meaning

• Giving opinions

• Finding descriptive language

Materials Included (PDF format):

• Meet the Author

• Poem Summary & Teacher Notes

• Poem Vocabulary

• Website Links on www.mrsrenz.com to help you prepare to teach this poem

• What is Poetry

• How to Read a Poem

• "I Can" Statement Wall Posters for 4th and 5th grade

• Teacher Version of Task Card Questions & Answers

• Task Cards (easy on in the ink in color) – Print 4 per page

• Task Card Answers – print 4 per page

• Student Foldable Book with Printing Directions – color & BW

• Acrostic Poem worksheets

While this set analyzes poems on the fourth grade Common Core Text Exemplar list, it would help students in other grades learn to analyze poems.

The student version of the poem is not included (copyright), but I’ve included links to websites where you can find the poem and included a template for placing the student poem.

WAIT! BEFORE PURCHASING! This set is included in the BUNDLE of 9 Task Card

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Total Pages
41 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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