Figurative Language: Poetry Prose
⭐️This printable and digital collection of poems and Lexile® measured stories with questions aligned to RL.4.4 & RL.5.4 are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing figurative language skills for 4th & 5th grade. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. 4th & 5th-grade students use context clues to determine the meaning of figurative languages such as metaphors and similes.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching compare and contrast in fiction. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills-focused tests consisting of a poetry test and a story passage test. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth-grade and fifth-grade bands and aligned to Common Core standards.
⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.
✏️Lexile Levels – All 7 stories include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade & 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).
✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color-coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.
✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard-based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.
✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple-choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.
✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original and adapted stories and poems with high-quality photographs and original Illustrations. Designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Lynn D. said, “This product helped me scaffold lessons with my class. It matches the common core and I found it very helpful to have it all together and ready to use.”
★ Sheryl S. said, “Love these passages as I teach both fourth and fifth. Helps to hit both grades and their targets.”
★ Brandy H. said, “Love the connection between poetry and figurative language. Very valuable resource.”
1. Literal/Nonliteral Language Anchor Chart & Journal Page
2. Practice Poems & Question Sets
- The Bells (poem)
- Meal Landforms (poem)
- Rise and Shine (poem)
- Picture Day (poem)
- Have You Got a Brook in Your Little Heart (poem)
3. Practice Stories & Question Sets
- A Camping Trip- 750L
- A Rock Climbing Adventure- 750L
- My Dog Hazel- 790L
- Under the Sea- 820L
- Snow Day- 880L
- Springtime- 920L
4. Test Passages & Question Sets
- Poetry Test & Questions
- By William Shakespeare
- November Night
- Story Test & Questions
- Snow Day- 880L
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This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.
Similar resources are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th grade.