This packet is perfect to use in class the week of Valentine’s Day! Included you will find a Common Core based reading lesson in which students read a poem titled “Cupid Stung”. Students will complete a choral read, work with a partner or individually (if you prefer) to paraphrase each stanza, and then after reading it once more independently answer text dependent questions on their own.
All handouts are ready for you to print and use! No prep is needed.
Answer keys are included for the paraphrasing and the questions.
Three fun poetry writing lessons are included in this packet as well. Students will write a Valentine’s “I Am” poem, a Valentine’s Day Cinquain, and Conversation Hearts Haiku. For the Conversation Hearts haiku, you can either buy the conversation hearts candy or use the cute cut-out ones that we provide in the packet.
All instructions are provided on ready-made handouts. Again, there is no prep for you! A sample “I Am” poem and Conversation Heart Haiku are provided for you as well.
Valentine’s Day paper is also included for each poem; just print and allow students to write their final poems inside pretty frames.
As a bonus, we have included a Valentine’s Day homework pass that you can give your students as a free gift!
The table of contents is listed below.
“Cupid Stung” Poetry Reading Plan
“Cupid Stung” Poem
“Cupid Stung” Partner Paraphrase Handout
“Cupid Stung” Partner Paraphrase Answer Key
“Cupid Stung” Independent Reading Questions
“Cupid Stung” Independent Reading Questions Answer Key
Valentine’s Day I Am Poem Instructions and Pattern
Valentine’s Day I Am Sample Poem
Pretty Valentine’s Paper for Students to Write I Am Poems
Valentine’s Day Cinquain Instructions and Pattern
Pretty Valentine’s Paper for Students to Write Cinquain
Conversation Heart Haiku Instructions
Conversation Hearts Cutouts
Conversation Hearts Haiku Sample
Cutout Heart for students to Write Haiku
Valentine’s Day Homework Pass