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This is a set of poetry analysis close reading task cards and other materials to help you teach the poem, “Who Has Seen the Wind?” by Christina Rossetti. This poem is on the the CCSS-ELA text exemplar list for Grades 2-3. The set gives you 15 task cards and all of the student and teacher materials to teach second and third graders to analyze poetry.
Let's face it . . . analyzing poetry is not easy, even for adults! The good news is, I've done the hard work for you and this task card set set lets you teach students to analyze (and enjoy!) the poem, "Who Has Seen the Wind?” by Christina Rossetti.
The set includes 68 pages of PDF materials:
• 15 poetry task cards (color and BW)
• Student recording worksheets for the 15 task card lessons (BW)
• Student packet journal covers (color and BW)
• All answer keys in detailed language to help you teach students
• "Who Has Seen the Wind?” poem teacher summary and poetry analysis summary
• "Who Has Seen the Wind?” online web links to use with students
• Meet the Author Christina Rossetti Brief Biography - get to know the author (color)
• Student copy of the poem (color and BW)
• Rhyme Scheme of "Who Has Seen the Wind?” poster (color)
• Teacher overview of the lessons for your teacher binder
• What is Poetry? (color poster)
• How to Read a Poem (color poster)
• CCSS ELA Reading Literature Standards for your teacher binder
Suggested uses: You can use all 15 task cards as lessons or pick and choose the ones you like. (I like giving teachers choices!) You can use this as a literacy center activity, independent packet, or use it in your guided reading instruction groups to teach close reading.
• Practicing oral poem reading
• Determining meaning of words
• Determining meaning of phrases
• Determining the poem’s setting
• Looking at figurative language / personification
• Looking at rhyming words
• Looking at rhythm and flow
• Noticing repetition and patterns
• Determining point of view
• Drawing the setting
• Determining the speaker
• Making Inferences
• Looking at imagery and visualizing
• Determining the central message or theme
• Determining mood or tone
• Connecting with the poem
• Giving opinions
• Quoting from the text as evidence
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