This week at the McSpedden 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 used cards from the Plickers App for the students to respond with what they think the answer to the questions are.
We also had a lot of poetry books on display and encouraged our readers to check out some poetry for pleasure reading!