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Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS

Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
Upper Elementary Poetry Unit - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
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This Upper Elementary Poetry Unit is designed to be used as a tool to analyze ANY TYPE OF POETRY. Pick a poem and use the questions and graphic organizers to guide your students to become experts at poetry analysis. This unit can be used for whole class instruction, mini-lessons, small group/guided reading instruction, or used in Literacy Centers for independent practice. If you are looking for a way to prep students for STAAR, this unit has everything you need!

Students will be able to:
-Make inferences about poetic structure and elements of poetry
-Cite evidence from the poem to support their answers
- Analyze figurative language and sensory details in poetry and explain how it helped their understanding of the poem
-Use context clues to determine or clarify unfamiliar words
-Summarize the poem
-Identify the main idea
-Explain the theme of the poem
-Identify the speaker of the poem
-Use graphic organizers to brainstorm and write original poems

This unit includes:
- A teacher guide
- Question stems to guide class discussion
- Student pages with questions to analyze any type of poetry
- Graphic organizers to aid students in analyzing poetic devices
- Graphic organizers to brainstorm original poems

This Unit is aligned to the following Texas TEKS and Common Core Standards:

ELA TEKS: 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 4.8, 5.8, 6.8, 4.16B, 5.16B, 6.15B

CCSS: RL4.1, RL4.2, RL4.4, RL4.5, RL5.1, RL5.2, RL5.4, RL6.1, RL6.2, RL6.4, RL6.5, L4.5A, L5.5A, L6.5A

page 2 - Pre-reading activities to engage students in thinking about what poetry is
page 3 - Teaching Guide for think alouds and modeling the process of analyzing poetry
page 4- How to Read Poetry handout for Reader's Notebooks
page 5-6 - Poetry Terms for Reader's Notebooks
page 7- Examples of Free Verse, Lyric, Narrative, and Humorous poems
page 8 - Sensory Details graphic organizer
page 9 -10 - Poetry Analysis Questions (determine type of poem, make inferences, draw conclusions, summarize, and determine theme)
page 11 - Poetry Analysis Graphic Organizer ( determine type of poem, make inferences, draw conclusions, summarize, and determine theme)
page 12 - Poetry Analysis Graphic Organizer for Unfamiliar Words
page 13 - Imagery Graphic Organizer (analyze the use of figurative language in the poem)
page 14 - Free Verse Poem Graphic Organizer (use to analyze a Free Verse Poem or to brainstorm an original poem)
page 15 - Lyric Poem Graphic Organizer (use to analyze a Lyric poem or to brainstorm an original poem)
page 16 - Narrative Poem Graphic Organizer (use to analyze a Narrative poem or to brainstorm an original poem)
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16 pages
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