Poetry Words & Phrases RL.2.4
⭐️This resource contains 12 digital and printable poems appropriate for second and third grade close reading comprehension, with standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Printable PDF & Digital Google Slides versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. Aligned to CCSS RL.2.4, students learn how words and phrases (regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a poem. Also aligns with TEKS 2.11.
⭐️Integrated color coding encourages students to learn how to use text evidence in their answers.
⭐️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.
⭐️Utilizes a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions, making this resource effective for independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.
⭐️Poems are selected and custom illustrations are designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
⭐️This printable and digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides.
*This digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade & 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).
✏️Integrated Color Coding – 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 passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Megan H. said, “These poems are perfect for my second graders. The first poem talks about how the author’s brother is not a wear-wolf and the kids absolutely LOVE it!! It also teaches the different parts of a poem and gives them comprehension questions that you can use to guide your students through the poetry unit.”
★ Wendy W. said, “Wow! I love how this gets my students thinking about poetry! They are transferring those higher order thinking skills to additional genres as well. Great product!”
★ Beth F. said, “I love this resource! It was just what I needed to use in small group time. I appreciate the differentiation of the levels and how each one pushes the students to show text evidence when answering questions. The poems were awesome and we can never give enough practice on poetry!”
1. RL.2.4 Anchor Chart / Journal Page
2. Poetry Words & Phrases Practice Passages & Question Sets
- My Brother’s Not a Werewolf by Ken Nesbitt
- Little Things by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
- My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Picture-books in Winter by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Halloween by Edwin C. Ranck
- Caterpillar by Christina Rossetti
- The Rainbow by Christina Rossetti
- Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson
- Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
- Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
3. Poetry Words & Phrases Test Passages & Question Sets
- Young Night-Thought by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Eletelephony by Laura Richards
See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.
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.
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