Summer poetry reading comprehension passages, July poems for 3rd, 4th, 5th grade

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Summer poetry reading comprehension passages with comprehension questions, July poems can be used with your 3rd, 4th & 5th graders (upper elementary). This no-prep reading activity focuses on summertime holidays like the 4th of July, Thread the Needle Day, and Avocado day. It also includes July themes like being a beach bum and eating watermelon.

Use the July 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 the 4th of July, Thread the Needle Day, Avocado day, life at the beach & eating watermelon. This resource is very low-prep and can be used in various ways with upper elementary (3rd,4th, and 5th grade) students. Use this print-and-go product during July, which includes a narrative, rhyming, free verse, concrete, and acrostic style of poetry.


Use these poems in the classroom, tutorials, and at home school. The self-grading passages are multiple-choice and use Google forms. The teacher will receive the grade upon completion.



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

reading skills that may help to teach:

❀ Visualization

❀ New vocabulary

❀ Infer within the text

❀ Main Idea

❀ Figurative Language

❀ Point of View

❀ Using Text Evidence

❀ Theme


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

❀ The poem topics include the 4th of July, National Avocado day, Thread the Needle Day, life on the beach, and eating watermelon.

❀ Each printable passage is available in a multiple-choice or short-answer option. There are five 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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