This week at the RBE Library, we are preparing for the STAAR test. Since April is Poetry Month, and there is poetry on the STAAR test, I thought I would offer a STAAR Special to our 5th grade teachers.
The teachers brought in their students and we examined and analyzed a poem called “Secrets” by Naomi Shihab Nye from the book Come With Me: Poems for a Journey.
Our students and I read the poem together and then discussed what we thought the poem was about. Then we answered 4 STAAR style questions about the poem. I put the questions in the below Google Presentation.
We also had a lot of poetry books on display and encouraged our readers to check out some poetry for pleasure reading! Plus, we let everyone without overdue books check out 4 books!