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Exploring Figurative Language in Poetry Workbook

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 19 pages | Grades: 4 - 7

Teach your upper elementary and middle school students to read, analyze, and discuss poetry with a printable and digital poetry workbook.

Elementary Poetry Analysis Made Easy!

We’ve taken the stress out of teaching poetry with our Poetry Unit Workbook!

Teaching poetry in middle and high school is tough—and it’s ten times harder in elementary school. The texts are too hard, the poems are too boring, or the students don’t have the background knowledge to relate to the reading. Then, toss in figurative language, and you’ve got a mess!

Kid-Friendly Poems with Figurative Language

That’s why we’ve planned your entire poetry unit and packaged it into an easy-to-use workbook format that allows you to teach 9 different poems with kid-friendly vocabulary and topics, all with figurative language worksheets and poetry analysis activities included for each poem.

Poems and figurative language worksheets included in this download are titled:

  • Daycare – Summarizing Context, Determining Audience, Author’s Purpose Worksheet
  • Night – Summarizing Context, Determining Audience, Author’s Purpose Worksheet
  • My House – Summarizing Context, Determining Audience, Author’s Purpose Worksheet
  • The Falling Leaves – Alliteration Worksheet
  • Onomatopoeia Poems – Exploring Onomatopoeia Worksheet
  • A Family of Dinosaurs – Exploring Wordplay, Neologisms, and Colloquial Language Worksheet
  • Tiger – Imagery Worksheet
  • Tilly the Tiger – Narrative Elements of Poetry Worksheet

Print and Digital Poems for 5th Graders and Up!

And if that weren’t enough, we’ve made our workbook available both in PDF and Google Slides Digital formats so you can use it on any device or platform you need! Answers for teachers are also provided.

This resource is the perfect way to get in all of those standards during National Poetry Month!



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