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January 2014

Invention

How does a poet see the moon? Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins gives us a glimpse in this lovely poem.

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Featured Skill:

Analyzing figurative language



Other Key Skill: inference

 

Activity Sheets

Close-Reading and Critical-Thinking Questions

Short-answer questions that touch on a range of skills. These also appear in your printed Teacher’s Guide and can be used for discussion.

Poetry Writing

Students will practice writing poems using imagery in this fun activity!

Interactive Reading-Comprehension Quiz

Multiple-choice questions based on state assessments Need help with interactive pdfs? Visit our FAQ page.

Noninteractive Reading-Comprehension Quiz

A printable version of the quiz above. Includes short-answer questions as well.

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Answer Keys:

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Storyworks Poem

Listen to this fabulous poem, full of imagery and figurative language! Perfect for struggling readers or as listening-comprehension practice for your entire class. Find more audio articles here.

 
 

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