This Step-by-Step POETRY DRAMA PROSE unit is a complete, STANDARD-BASED unit with a variety of activities scaffolded to help students learn an effective approach to identify, analyze, compare and contrast poetry, drama, and prose to increase reading comprehension. Through anchor charts, modeling, mentor text, differentiated passages and interactive pages, practice, task cards, and graphic organizers, students will have a thorough understanding of this standard. This step-by-step process is in the perfect scaffolding order so students can learn about poetry, drama, and prose at a deeper level and retain the skill. It now comes in PDF, POWERPOINT, AND GOOGLE.
SEE THE PREVIEW FOR DIGITAL EXAMPLES
WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THIS STEP-BY-STEP UNIT?
1. SCRIPTED LESSON PLANS: Take the guesswork out of what to say when teaching. These plans include what to say, how to teach each lesson, and how long to spend on each lesson.
2. ANCHOR CHARTS AND LISTS:
★ POETRY ANCHOR CHART
★ LIST OF POETRY ELEMENTS- with a description and example for each
★ LIST OF POETRY TYPES- with a description and example for each
★ LIST OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE- with a description and example for each
★ DRAMA ANCHOR CHART
★ LIST OF DRAMA ELEMENTS- with a description and example for each
★ LIST OF DRAMA TYPES- with a description and example for each
★ PROSE ANCHOR CHART
★ LIST OF PROSE ELEMENTS- with a description and example for each
★ LIST OF TYPES TYPES- with a description and example for each
★ POETRY DRAMA PROSE COMPARISON ANCHOR CHART
3. DIFFERENTIATED PASSAGES: For each of the 3 high-interest reading passages, there are THREE VERSIONS FOR DIFFERENTIATION. (Grade levels 3-6)
1- LEXILE LEVEL 600
2- LEXILE LEVEL 800
3- LEXILE LEVEL 1000
4. INTERACTIVE NOTES: The digital version has fill-in-the-boxes notes.
The printable version has differentiated interactive notebook pages.
1. Notes written out.
2. Sentence frames (fill-in-the-blank)
3. Write in your own notes
4. Mini-anchor charts (great for absent students and students who have trouble cutting and taking notes.
5. MENTOR TEXT: There is mentor text included to show students each type of text and there is a list of suggested mentor text of published books.
6. QUESTIONS: A separate list of general questions for poetry, drama, prose to use when asking questions about a text.
7. ACTIVITIES: There is an activity to do with a whole group for a warm-up. Then there are extension activities to use at the end of each type of text.
8. KWL CHARTS: This critical thinking activity is provided for all three types of genre.
9. PRACTICE- WORKSHEETS: There are 13 worksheet-style pages to identify and analyze the elements and each type of text.
10. PRACTICE- TASK CARDS: There are 24 task cards perfect for centers.
11. PRACTICE- PASSAGES: There are 2 differentiated passages with comprehension questions (as mentioned in #3 above). They include two passages to compare and contrast the poetry, drama, or prose in each. Use one for small group and one for independent work.
12. WRITING PROMPTS: There are 12 prompt cards that are great for morning work, homework, and centers.
13. BOOK RESPONSE: There are 6 different kinds of response pages/ graphic organizers that can be used with your choice of books.
14. ASSESSMENT: Assess students on their knowledge. There are differentiated paired passages to compare and contrast the POETRY, DRAMA, PROSE with comprehension questions. (as mentioned in #3 above)
15. TRACKING: Write student names in the form. Record scores from a practice
page and assessment. Use this for future purposes in creating small group
★★★★★★ ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED
DIGITAL VERSION: It has PowerPoint or Google Slides for the everything except the task cards. The task cards come in Google Forms.
Please Note: All Google Links and answer keys are in the Teacher Printable PDF.
CCSS RL.4.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
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