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“Star Spangled Banner” Poetry: Author’s Craft

4th, 5th Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

Actively engaging your students in a close reading lesson for poetry can be challenging!  In this 1 hour lesson your students use strategic engagement protocols in order to make meaning and understand the complicated “poem” that is our national anthem.  Your students will

  • Participate in a series of engaging close reading lessons with many opportunities to develop vocabulary through oral language practice
  • Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words
  • Ask and answer text dependent questions in order synthesize, summarize and infer the purpose of the poem
  • Discover the ways poets use author’s craft and text organization to support understanding

**Purchasing both this 1 hour and the ELA Bundle: “Star Spangled Banner” Poetry Bundle,” will result in duplicated content.