February poetry for upper elementary students to learn in the classroom and at home
February is such a fun month for kids, there are many holidays, and it is generally an exciting time of the year. February is also a perfect time for your upper elementary students to practice poetry to be able to learn in the classroom or at home.
I always like to have multiple ways to use an activity, and most of my reading comprehension contains multiple learning elements while making reading fun for kids.
I have created the February poetry reading comprehension worksheets for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders to use weekly to learn about Presidents’ Day, Valentine’s Day, and Leap Year.
Students love technology! The February poetry reading comprehension passages are great to use for virtual learning, in the classroom, or for a homeschool student. These passages use Google forms so the teacher or parent will receive an instant grade upon completion. With 5 questions regarding poetry, this assessment is easy to see where third, fourth, and fifth graders may struggle with poetry.
The printable version of this February assessment is geared towards a variety of learners. You will find that each passage includes a multiple-choice option, a short answer option, and a writing reflection page. The short answer option is great to use for high level thinking with students. I find that multiple-choice works well when reviewing test-taking strategies and the process of elimination. The writing reflection page can be used by teachers to see a student’s clear understanding as well as to be used for an additional grade.
Ways to use February poetry reading comprehension passages in the classroom.
Most times, there is a wide range of learners in every classroom. The teacher can easily pull a small group of students using the printable version of the February assessment to practice a variety of skills such as visualization, vocabulary, making inferences, main idea, figurative language, text evidence, theme, and more. While working on these skills with a small group, another group can be completing the digital version of the assignment. Turn the assignment into a writing lesson by using the writing reflection pages inside.
Making reading fun!
Ultimately reading should be fun for students and you will see your best results when kids are engaged in learning. Use the February poetry for upper elementary students to learn in the classroom and at home weekly. This resource is perfect for in-class practice, virtual learning, homework, or extra practice during the month of February.