This poetry lesson divides reading a poem into 5 stages as follows: 1. Read and summarize. 2. Identify the speaker, audience, and situation. 3. Annotate the text. 4. Look for patterns. 5. Paraphrase, respond, and evaluate. Even the most difficult poem can be accessed by following the instructions given for each stage. Teachers Pay Teachers $5.50
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CLOSE READING EXEMPLARS: These exemplars (grades 1-12) contain FULL MATERIALS for two to five lessons each, including: 1) readings with teacher and student instructions 2) text dependent questions, 3) student discussion activities, 4) vocabulary and syntax tasks for challenging words and phrases, and 5) writing-based formative assessments FICTION AND NONFICTION LESSONS SEARCHABLE BY GRADE LEVEL