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Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn Guided Reading Lessons for Teaching Poetry Grades April 7, by Evan-Moor 0 comments Teaching poetry is a great way to introduce literary elements and test reading comprehension!
Read and Understand Poetry provides all the materials you need to successfully teach poetry to your students! The units included in the book provide background information, vocabulary, elements of poetry, the poem itself, and comprehension activities. Keep reading for a free download of a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poetry unit from the book!
About the Poets This unit from the book presents a short biography of each of the poets featured in the workbook. This unit also includes a cover sheet, so students can create their own poetry anthology! The variety of poets provided in the book give a well-rounded view of different types of poems, like haikus, sonnets, and more!
The unit encourages students to compare real and imaginary ladybugs, like the poem. Following the poem is comprehension questions about language used, content of the poem, and figurative language so students fully understand the poem! Students will talk about their own favorite fourth of July memories before reading the poem, and learn about the involved literary devices, like onomatopoeia and internal rhyming. After reading the poem, students will practice comprehension questions and activities.
Students will learn new vocabulary before they read the poem, and then learn about the limerick form of poetry and its elements, like hyperbole! Students will also get a chance to write their own limerick as part of the unit comprehension!
Students will learn about rhyme scheme and hyperbole in this unit, and will practice using imagery by describing with great detail the experience of swinging. This concrete poem, which describes a child going down a slide, is written in an illustration. Students will learn about concrete poems, diction, and alliteration in this unit, and then will get to practice writing their own concrete shape poems!
This unit focuses on the use of similes in poetry, and includes comprehension activities like multiple choice, sequencing, and a simile writing activity. The unit also teaches about ballad poetry, this poem being a great example of a ballad!
The unit provides the background, poem, and comprehension questions and short answer questions. It also includes lots of vocabulary to help students understand the poem better. The reading comprehension section asks questions about the poem and then asks students to identify what happened in each stanza.
Get the free download here! The haiku also features a fantastic illustration, to aid with understanding the poem, and reading comprehension questions about ancestry. This unit features the short poem, background information, teaching materials, and reading comprehension questions. It also features an activity where students can write their own poem using repetition and personification.
After, students will answer comprehension questions, practice identifying similes and metaphors, matching idioms with their meaning, and identifying enjambment in the poem. As part of comprehension, students will practice matching antonyms, writing synonyms, and identifying similes and metaphors. The unit gives students four nature-based haikus to read, paired with activities to help students understand the haiku form and the importance of detail in poetry.
Along with reading comprehension questions, students will practice splitting up syllables in lines of poetry. Then they will learn new vocabulary from the poem before reading it. After, students will learn about dactylic meter and practice identifying the meter pattern along with other comprehension questions. Paired with reading comprehension questions, students will practice matching synonyms, rhyming words, and identifying elements from the poem.
All of these units and more are featured in Read and Understand, available here on Evan-Moor. This workbook is also made for other grade levels, and all feature a similar format that encourages students to not just read poetry, but understand the elements that make a great poem!
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