Practice analyzing poetry with this poem and set of comprehension questions.
Analyzing Poetry Worksheet
This is a 3-page worksheet in which students will read a poem and answer 8 reading comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding of the text.
An answer key is included with this resource for easy grading.
Scaffolding & Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this reading comprehension worksheet as a:
- Post-lesson exit ticket
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can underline the information from each stanza that helped them answer the questions.
For students who need extra support: Before printing, go through each stanza and, based on the answers to questions 1-8, underline or highlight keywords to help direct the reader’s focus.
If needed, students can complete the worksheet in pairs.
A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
To save paper, we suggest printing this worksheet double-sided.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
Before You Download
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or black and white PDF version. An answer key is also included with this download.
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