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Fourth Grade Poetry - Comprehension Questions

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Casey at the Bat
by Phin. Thayer (Ernest L. Thayer)

1. What was the score at the beginning of the last inning? How did the Mudville fans feel?

2. Why did Casey get to bat? How did the Mudville fans respond?

3. Why didn't Casey swing at the first two pitches? What did the Mudville fans do?

4. What did Casey do to try and hit the last pitch? Why wasn't Mudville happy? 


The poem "Casey at the Bat" can be found online. It's in the public domain. You can search to find it or download it immediately in SL4: Comprehension Questions and Reading Sheets, along with many other fourth-grade reading sheets. Preview this eBook by clicking on the title. Purchase full curriculum for this poem and other tall tales in SL4: American Tall Tales
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A Poem About Johnny Appleseed
by Mrs. E.S. Dill

1. How did Grandpa describe Johnny Appleseed?
2. What reminded Grandpa of Johnny? Why did it remind Grandpa of Johnny?
3. How did Grandpa feel toward Johnny?
4. Why did Grandpa think that planting apple seeds was not a small thing?
5. What did Grandpa give credit to Johnny for doing?

"A Poem About Johnny Appleseed" can be found online. It is in the public domain. You can adapt it for fourth-grade readers yourself, or download "A Poem About Johnny Appleseed" immediately in SL4: Comprehension Questions and Reading Sheets, along with many other fourth-grade reading sheets. Preview this eBook by clicking on the title.

 A Prayer
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
(found here and in "Black History and Literature
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1. Read the first two lines of this poem. What do they mean?
2. The narrator talks to God in lines three and four, and in the last line. What does he ask God to do?
3. Read the second verse of this poem. What is the narrator saying?
4. How does the narrator feel? What does he want to do?
5. Write a summary paragraph over "A Prayer."

The poem "A Prayer" can be found online. It's in the public domain. You can search for it yourself or download it immediately in SL4: Comprehension Questions and Reading Sheets, along with many other fourth-grade reading sheets. Preview this eBook by clicking on the title. Purchase full curriculum for this story at "A Prayer" Curriculum: Black History and Literature.

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