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Number and Operations Make-n-Take

Poetry Terms Activity

Grade: 4
Subject Area: Math
National Standard: R.L.4.5 


  1. Cut the construction paper to look like a tree and glue it down to one side of the file folder.  
  2. Write on several cut-outs: skip a turn, go back one space, go forward one space, etc. Use one label for start and one label for finish.
  3. Use Math Challenge Curriculum Cut-Outs as file folder game cards. Store Math Challenge Curriculum Cut-Outs in Magnetic Board Buddies (1). 
  4. Label front of file folder with name of file folder game.


Have students match the poetic term on the leaves to the correct definition on the index cards. Students can use this activity to practice poetry terms either independently, as pairs, or in small groups. 


  • Tape/Glue
  • Any File Folder
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Index Cards
  • Paper Fastners
  • Yarn