This poetry lesson features a poem and a quiz aligned to meet Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Missouri Learning Standards (MLS). Continuing the immersive reading lesson theme for the visit to Grandma’s house, both grandma and grandchild prepare to depart. Grandma shares her favorite poem by Abbie Farwell Brown, Friends.
Teacher Tip: If you plan to have students play Making Camp Premium, make sure you have their usernames and passwords set up.
Lesson Plan PowerPoint
The brief “Friends” overview below has the CCSS standards listed on the first slide as well as an intro to the lesson. PPTX and PDF files enclosed.
Poem & Quiz Worksheets
You may expand on what we have here for your class needs. Choose from either a docx (editable file) or a PDF worksheet (ready-to-go) version for each.
If you’re looking for a Native American-themed game, try Making Camp Premium, which is playable across your devices, PC, Mac, and Chromebook with a username and password.
Common Core State Standards – GRADE 5 Reading Informational Text
Determine a theme of a poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Analyze how visual elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text.
Reading 2A (5.R.2.A.): Fiction – Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate fiction, poetry, and drama from a variety of cultures and times.
Reading 2B (5.R.2.B.a-b) – Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate fiction, poetry, and drama from a variety of cultures and times. Poetry – Read, infer, and draw conclusions to perform tasks a-b.