A comprehension activity using a poem.
This comprehension task includes a poem, accompanying questions and suggested answers.
“Oh why do we have to write poems?
Such a ludicrous waste of my time!
There are so many ways to express an idea
Without using rhythm or rhyme.”
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
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