August Poetry Reading Comprehension Passages – Back to School Poems 4th & 5th

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August poetry reading comprehension passages are perfect for your 3rd, 4th, and 5th (upper elementary) graders at back-to-school time. Use these poems when returning to school as a fun activity to get to know your readers.

This no-prep reading activity focuses on topics related to back to school time that students will enjoy reading.

Use the August no prep poetry reading comprehension passages resource to see if your students understand poetry. These summer poems are DIGITAL and PRINTABLE and have topics that discuss back to school, the changing of the holidays, learning, school supplies, and taking care ofthe classroom.

This resource is very low-prep and can be used in a variety of ways with upper elementary (3rd,4th, and 5th grade) students. Use this print-and-go product during the month of August. This product includes a narrative, rhyming, free verse, concrete, and acrostic style of poetry.


can be used for digital distance learning, in the classroom, in tutorials, or at home school. The self-grading passages are multiple-choice and use Google forms. The teacher will receive the grade upon completion.


include multiple-choice, short answers, and a writing reflection page for each. (PDF format) Please note: the multiple-choice and short answers are the same questions.

Reading Skills include:

❀ Visualization

❀ New vocabulary

❀ Infer within the text

❀ Main Idea

❀ Figurative Language

❀ Point of View

❀ Using Text Evidence

❀ Theme


❀ 5 original poems that challenge your readers with different skills. The poems are written in a variety of forms ( free verse, narrative, rhyming, concrete, and acrostic).

❀ The poem topics include going back to school, the changing of the holidays, learning, school supplies, and taking care of the classroom.

❀ Each printable passage is available in a multiple-choice or short-answer option. There are 5 questions for each poem.

❀ 5 Digital self-grading poems use Google forms.

❀ Writing Reflection Page for students to complete after reading the poems. (Printable version only)

❀ An answer key is included for easy grading.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Marcy’s Mayhem

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