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Reading and Analyzing Poetry: Lesson 1

Subject:  Language Arts

Grade: 5

Essential Question: What are some strategies that I can use to strengthen my understanding of poetry?


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1 - Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5 - Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Printable Student Handouts:

Activating Strategy: Students answer poetry activating questions and discuss answers with partner or whole class

Teaching Strategy: Using the poem on handout help students complete the important vocabulary terms

With a partner or small group students read Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face and answer comprehension questions

As a whole group come together to discuss answers to poem

Summarizing Strategy: Students create an illustration for Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face (using author’s words to create imagery)

    Related Lessons:

    Reading and Analyzing Poetry: Lesson 2

    Reading and Analyzing Poetry: Lesson 3

    Reading and Analyzing Poetry: Lesson 4

    Written by Blair Dielman, Education World® Contributing Writer

    Blair is an educator with extensive experience in creating and implementing engaging lessons for all subject areas.  These lesson included handouts, technology, and other forms of interactive learning.

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