Read & Understand Poetry, Grades 5-6

Read & Understand Poetry, Grades 5-6

by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Jill Norris


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Read and Understand Poetry, Grades 5–6+ contains 27 poem selections organized around these engaging themes:Generations & Legacies, Seasons of Life, Outside My Window, War & Peace, Mirth & Magic. Included are poems by such well-known poets as William Shakespeare, Vachel Lindsay, William Carlos Williams, and Javaka Steptoe. The first follow-up activity emulates the format students are likely to encounter on standardized language arts tests.

Item content covers: literal comprehension, sequence, word meaning, context clues & inferences, main idea and details

This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557999948
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Series: Read and Understand Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 517,369
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Generations & Legacies5
"Artist to Artist" (Multiple-Meaning Words; Repetition)6
"Her Daddy's Hands" (Free Verse; Narrative Voice)10
"My Grandmother Had One Good Coat" (Narrative Verse; Creative Format)14
"Seeds" (Enjambement; Metaphor and Simile)18
"The Farmer" (Rhyming Verse; Metaphor)22
Seasons of Life26
"No!" (Repetition)27
"Wayfarer, There Is No Path" (Translation; Repetition)31
"Youth, I Do Adore Thee!" (Lyric Poetry; Similes and Metaphors)35
"New Year Prayer" (Acrostic; Phraseology)39
"Winter Trees" (Contrast; Personification)43
Outside My Window47
"Free as a ..." (List Poem; Alliteration)48
Haiku Collection (Haiku; Detail)52
"Dust of Snow" (Rhymed Lyric; Meter)56
"The Red Wheelbarrow" (Free Verse; Capitalization, Punctuation)60
"The Brook" (Rhyming Verse, Alliteration)64
War & Peace69
"The Charge of the Light Brigade" (Dactylic Meter)70
"In Flanders Fields" (Meter)75
"Grass" (Free Verse; Vivid Verbs)79
"The Wall" (Repetition; Setting)83
"The Founding of Mexico in 1325" (Oral Tradition; Symbol)88
"The Destruction of Tlatelolco" (Elegy; Parallel Syntax)93
Mirth & Magic97
"The Great Selkie of Skule Skerry" (Ballad; Rhyme)98
"You Are Old, Father William" (Parody; Dialog)102
"How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear" (Enjambement; Invented Words)106
"Two Old Crows" (Dialog; Onomatopoeia)110
"Round about the caldron go" (List Poem; Alliteration)114
"Jabberwocky" (Rhyming Verse; Invented Words)118
Glossary of Poetry Terms122
About the Poets129
Reproducible Cover for the Read & Understand Poetry Anthology132
Poetry Posters133
Additional Resources135
Answer Key136

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