What state do you teach in? Our test is now considered the second hardest test in the nation, so I find myself scouring the following resources in TN:
~ Thinklink tests and probes
~ TCAP Coach books
~ A large TCAP prep book given last year (with the same number of questions, types of questions, and actually looks like the test).
Through these resources I found skills such as hyperbole, theme, and author's purpose assessed. I didn't see anything on the types of poetry (eg- limerick), which I am happy about as I don't focus on that. I have used Ralph Fletcher's three pillars of poetry, which I like. Poems can be musical (including rhythm), emotional, and focus on imagery. I found a question that supported this as well.
I hope that helps!
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