RL.4.5 Poetry, Prose, and Drama



This RL.4.5 Poetry, Prose, and Drama unit is packed full of standards-based lesson plans, professionally Lexiled passages, and activities to use while you are teaching the standard RL.4.5. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the unit is still valuable to use when teaching 4th grade students to use understand different types of fictional texts: poetry, prose, and drama.

*This resource now has a digital component. The passages and graphic organizers exist in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. (The lesson plans, small group activities, and assessments are not digitally converted at this time.)*

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In the pack you will receive:

  • 4 Mini Lessons
  • 12 Graphic Organizers
  • 7 Lexile leveled Passages (levels listed below)
  • 10 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain paper)
  • 12 Task Cards
  • 1 Summative Assessment (with answer key)


The reading passages and assessments are now professionally leveled by Lexile.

  • Who Likes the Rain? 590L (poems will not always give accurate Lexile scores)
  • Winter-Time- 680L (poems will not always give accurate Lexile scores)
  • Washington- 1000L (poems will not always give accurate Lexile scores)
  • Seeing Double: Part 1 (script)- 670L
  • Seeing Double: Part 2 (script)- 690L
  • Digging Discovery (script)- 870L
  • Animal Alarm Clark (prose)- 650L
  • Assessment Reading #1-900L (poems will not always give accurate Lexile scores)
  • Assessment Reading #2 (prose)- 620L
  • Assessment Reading #3 (script)- 750L

Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

If you’re interested in using only the digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers, you can buy the 4th Grade Digital bundle here. This only comes with digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers.

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