The Farm Octopus: Building Reading Skills With Poetry

How could an octopus become a helper on a farm? Students read a funny poem, then discuss and think about it using before- and after-reading questions and a writing prompt. Also includes two reproducible skill sheets that target reading comprehension. See Full Product Description.

Number of pages: 4 Subject: Reading Comprehension, Poetry Writing Grade: 1 - 3 Theme: Animals, Farm and Ranch Animals, Fish and Marine Life Type: Learning Activities and Worksheets Author: Kirk Mann File Size: 128 KB
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Teaching Tips

Send your students on a hunt for descriptive words within the lines of the poem. First, read the poem aloud with your students. Then list the descriptive words on chart paper as your students name them. Post the list in your writing center as a word wall so that students can readily incorporate them into their writing.