Sunday, November 24, 2013

Common Core Elements of Poetry with Question Stems

Common Core Elements of Poetry with Question Stems | Poetry Samples with Question Stems 

The CCSS ELA Reading Curriculum in many published programs is lacking in quality poetry lessons, elements of poetry test questions, quality and varied poetry samples and opportunities for students and teachers to do analysis with question stems. Students will perform poorly on the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments if teacher do not supplement the published curriculum with quality poetry and elements of poetry analysis!

Common Core Poetry Rubrics, Lessons, and Resources!

How to Interpret a Poem Rubric 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Poetry Analysis Question STEMS 
  • The word or phrase __________ in poem ____ means?
  • In the poem ____, the repetition of the word __________ means to?
  • In stanza ____, the phrase __________ emphasizes?
  • What is the main message/theme/tone of the poem?
  • The poet helps the reader understand how it felt mainly by?
  • The reader can tell that the poem is written in free-verse form because it does not have?
  • Which poetic structures are found in the poem?
  • MOOD
  • PLOT
  • TONE
  • The poet uses figurative language ___________ at the beginning, middle, end of the poem to convey?
  • The poet places the words "_______________" on a line by themselves most likely because the words?
  • The rhyming section of the poem serves to?
  • What do lines ____ through ____ tell the reader?
  • Which line indicates that the speaker does or dose not _______________?
  • Which statement best describes the contrast between the speaker's experiences in the two settings of the poem?
  • What does the image, dream, thought, tone, mood reveal to the reader?
  • To the speaker, "________" means?
  • At the end of the poem, the speaker expresses a feeling of ?
  • Because the poem is written from the speaker's point of view, the reader is better able to understand?
  • Lines ____ through ____ are included in the poem because they?
  • Which word describes the feeling that the poet creates in this poem?
  • Lines ____ through ____ are important to the poem because they?
  • The poet titled this poem ____________ most likely because?
  • Lines ____ through ____ are included in the poem because they ?
  • Which word describes the feeling that the poet creates in this poem?
  • The poet titled this poem ____________ most likely because?
Common Core Anchor Standards for Reading

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. Craft and Structure Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. 

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