When students are faced with a poem, they use the POETS acronym to understand the poem and summarize what it's about! Here's how it works: Preview This step takes the longest. Students do several things to get their brain ready to think deeply about the poem. 1. Read title, notice illustrations 2. Number lines & stanzas 3. Read a stanza at a time, make a sketch of the details in that stanza 4. Find the rhyme scheme by noticing pattern of rhyming words 5. Identify the type of poem...
Do your students need independent practice that reinforces your instruction of CCSS? This resource integrates all eight 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade ELA Common Core Reading Standards for Literature into ANY text. Kid-Friendly Scaffolds for each standard include graphic organizers and consistent visuals cues.