[DIGITAL CLASSROOM] Close Reading Poetry Through the Year: Grades 4-8


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Close Reading

Poetry doesn’t have to be saved for April! Use this pack to practice close reading in your classroom with poems in Google SLIDES to help grow your students’ love for poetry.

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Check out my blog post that shows a step-by-step lesson using a poem from this pack (including a freebie), as well as this SECOND post that includes a BONUS poem! (Both are included in the download in digital format.)

Included in this pack:
Suggestions for use, Annotation Bookmarks, and the following poems found in the public domain with guiding questions (and answer keys) for the first, second, and third read:

In August By William Dean Howells (1902)

Bed In Summer By Robert Louis Stevenson (1913)
*can be paired with a text about the seasons or Daylight Savings Time

The Spider By Jane Taylor (1883)

November By Alice Cary (1873)

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost (1923)

Snow-Flakes By Fannie Isabelle Sherrick (1880)

Mr. Nobody By Anonymous

My Shadow By Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
*can be tied with Groundhog Day or a study about light

The Brook By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1862)

Woodman, Spare That Tree! By George Pope Morris (1830)
*should be paired with Our Tree Named Steve

A Riddle By Hannah More (1818)

I have also inserted a “highlight box” on the title of each passage. Show students how to select the box, then copy and paste it to use for highlighting purposes in the text. They can resize the box by dragging the corners to highlight only what they need. They can also add text boxes, shapes, and arrows for annotating purposes.

Want more information on how to implement close reading in your classroom?
You can check out these other blog posts:
Stop Highlighting…Start Thinking!
Text Dependent Questions With Annotations
Text Dependent Questions, Part 2


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