I selected a variety of poems: repetitive, acrostic, rhyming, free verse, musical lyrics, haiku. I chose poems that I thought fit the category of complex text. The poems had strong vocabulary, allowed students to practice oral reading fluency, contained literal and figurative language, and lead students to envision.
Students read the poems with their reading partner. They made jottings focused on empathy, envisioning, and predictions.
Students placed their jottings on the back of the poems so that I can use these jottings to conference with them next week.