Last week at the McSpedden Library, our 3rd graders came to the library to do some poetry analysis. I collaborated with the 3rd grade teachers, and I pulled 2 poems addressing the skills they were teaching in their classrooms that week. I used released Reading STAAR tests to help me create questions for the poems.
The 2 poems I used were “A Character Pleads for His Life” from Bookspeak! : Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon and “Mother To Son” from Langston Hughes edited by David Roessel & Arnold Rampersad and illustrated by Benny Andrews.
I created an image for each question and I attached it to a QR Code. I then placed the QR Codes in order on the tables. Each question had a copy of the poem in front of for the students to reference as they answered the questions. I checked out our 2 iPad carts from technology so each student could use their own iPad to go around and answer the questions on this 3rd Grade Poetry Stations Answers.
Student Pics of the Activity