The Butterfly

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Sometimes the best way to describe nature's beauty is through poetry. Analyze a poem about the life of a butterfly with a series of reading questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring to your unit on poetry and poetic forms
  • Include in a reading assessment activity
  • Connect to a science lesson about insects or the life cycle of a butterfly
  • Encourage learners to write their poems on a paper shaped like their insect of choice, and use the poems to decorate your classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • You'll need to go over the poem as a class to clarify the meaning for struggling or beginning readers
Pros

  • Encourages learners to analyze poetry the same way they read literature and informational text
  • Comprehension questions address a variety of reading skills
Cons

  • None
Common Core