Poetry Analysis Activities

31 March 2015 / 4 comments
Hi, everyone!  It is Andrea from Reading Toward the Stars.  I am so excited to be a part of this super awesome blogging community!  I can't wait to share so many ideas with all of you, our readers!

Today I want to share some fun things to do with poetry.  With April being Poetry Month, I thought this is a perfect opportunity to share some ideas to do with poetry.

As a reading specialist, I spend my time working with struggling readers who need that extra boost.  I spent the first 14 years of my career working with 3rd and 4th graders, so that is my niche.  My third graders have been working on poetry, so I found this to be the perfect time to help them with analyzing poetry.

First, I let them choose which poetry book they wanted to read.  I got these from Scholastic many years ago and use them every year.

After they read at least 5 poems out of the book (about 15 minutes), they worked on the various activities.

On the first day, they just answered questions on the green sheet with each other.  I loved listening to the conversations they were having.  The best was when they started recommending poems to each other!

The second day they read for another 15 minutes (at least 5 poems) and completed the scavenger hunt with one of the poems they read.

On the third day, they read another 5 poems or 15 minutes worth.  They completed the main idea and visualization activity.

They really had a lot of fun doing all of these activities, and they helped them to see how poetry has meaning and a main idea.  This is something they really struggle with, so I hope that it helps a lot.

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  1. Andrea, thanks for sharing how you do poetry in your class! I love your freebie! I just downloaded it and can't wait to use it this quarter with my students.

    1. You are welcome! I hope your students enjoy it and get as much out of it as mine have.


  2. I loved reading your ideas for engaging students with poetry reading. The freebie looks great! Thanks for sharing!


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