How Words Work Poetry Activity


How to teach Poetry

Using How Words Work Poetry Activity, students describe how words &

phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Poetry is sometimes difficult for our students to understand. We have to give them lots of supports to gain an understanding of the message. This activity walks your students through how to read poems.

Students will read “Run, Run, Run” and describe how the words and phrases supply meaning in the poem using the graphic organizer. Students can use the graphic organizer when reading any poem to continue practicing this skill.

Other resources to use with this How Words Work Poetry Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about poems.

Use this Poetry Response Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by reading a poem as a class.Next, students share what they notice about the poem. Then, students read their own poems. Finally, students share about the poems they are reading. This activity is perfect for a literacy center or independent station for students to read grade level texts on their own.

Be sure to check out more Poetry Worksheets.

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