Hello there!!! Today, I’m sharing one of V’s favorite activities. We added Poetry Tea Time in our homeschooling in Second Grade and we are loving it. V is good at reading comprehension but I wanted to make sure she is really getting what we read during our Poetry Tea Time, so I decided to design a Poetry Study guide for us and I now made it available for you, so check out our Poetry Study Free Printable.
How Often Should I Use Them?
I don’t have V fill in this worksheet every time we read a poem, because during our Poetry Tea Time we read several poems, but I choose one or two that I feel she could spend some extra time on it.
I don’t add these Poetry Study guides on every single Poetry Tea Time we have, because I want her to enjoy poetry and not relate it with worksheet activity. We always discuss each poem for a little bit after we read it so I can have an idea if she understood the poem or not.
Feel free to use them as often as you would like to or as often as you would feel it is needed.
Just have your child fill in the title of the poem.
Have you child write in her own words a summary of the poem. This is an important activity to show the understanding and also a good training for summarizing texts. In the summary, make sure your child will answer “who, where, when, how, why and what”, whenever possible.
Always good to remind the student that the mood can change through the poem. You can ask the student: how’s the writer feeling? Is he/she sad, scared, happy, excited? When the student recognizes how the writer is feeling he/she is in a better position to understand the text and relate to the writing.
Identifying the setting is also important because it helps the student to visualize the poem. Find the answers to where and when in the poem.
Have and help your student to identify the style of the poem.
- Bio Poem
Your student can also add here the number of stanzas of the poem.
Now we got to the most fun part to some students. Here your student is free to draw the main idea of the poem, or the part that will best help him/her to remember the poem.
Click on the link below to download your own copy of this Poetry Study Free Printable.
I hope you will like this free printable and find it helpful to your Poetry Study!
Click here to learn more about our Poetry Tea Time and a list of the books we use for Poetry.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!