Read & Understand Poetry, Grades 4-5

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The simple, structured lessons of Read and Understand Poetry are designed to help teachers guide students in reading and responding to poetry. The poems include contemporary and classic selections chosen especially for each grade level.

Read and Understand Poetry, Grades 4–5 contains 27 poem selections organized around these engaging themes:
• Family Album
• Wacky Words
• Verse in Motion
• The Work of Our Hands
• On the Railroad
• Water & Waves
• From the Pages of History
• Celebrate!

Included are poems by such well-known poets as Edward Lear; Walt Whitman; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Pat Mora.

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.