January is in full swing and winter is getting pretty hairy around here. In order to focus on the season and keep our minds thawed let’s do some creative writing with this awesome Winter ABC Poetry Lesson.
If you’ve spent any amount of time here at Green Teas & Chickpeas you know how much we love poetry. Every month, we offer a new poetry lesson usually themed toward a season or a holiday.
This one is no exception.
Since it’s so dang cold outside and the snow just won’t go away, we’ve had lots of time to come up with some new lessons and fun posts.
We’ve also been enjoying a lot of hot tea, I mean A LOT. Follow us on Instagram to see all the teas we are trying in celebration of National Tea Month.
Poetry is usually well-received as a writing assignment because it’s almost always a short one-off writing lesson.
Bite-sized. Easy to chew.
Poetry can be completed in one sitting for the most part, which is great because you can really focus on it for like an hour, then you’re done.
It’s almost instant gratification.
So what is an ABC poem?
Honestly, I had never heard of an ABC poem before I did the research for this post.
Turns out it’s kinda similar to an acrostic poem but has a couple of differences.
An acrostic poem is a poem where the theme is based on a single word. That word is written vertically on the page and then the writer uses each letter of the word to make words or phrases that begin with that letter.
In an ABC poem, you also write the poem vertically and must use each corresponding letter to form a phrase.
That’s where the similarities end.
ABC poem starts with the first letter of the alphabet, so “A” and continues in sequential order for as many letters as you want to use.
The last line of the poem, however, can begin with any letter you want it to and is used to kind of sum up the idea of the poem.
For a shorter poem, you can just do letters A, B, C, D, E, and then the last line. For a longer more challenging poem, use all 26 letters of the alphabet, then include the last line as usual.
An ABC poem can either rhyme or not rhyme, it’s totally up to your preference.
Here’s an example for all my fellow visual learners out there…
This is the poem I wrote for the worksheet that you can grab in just a minute.
All is quiet, not a peep is heard
Beautifully drifting, fluttering gird
Children waiting to go outside
Desperate to frolic, dance, and hide
Snow is a wonder best enjoyed from inside
Isn’t that fun?
So, let’s talk about the Winter ABC Poetry Lesson Packet
It’s easy to use and is just one quick downloadable PDF.
The 11-page packet includes the following:
- Instructional page with the sample poem from above
- Brainstorming area
- Rough draft worksheet
- Peer Review
- 4 decorative short poem pages for final drafts – includes snowflake, fireworks, snowman, hot cocoa
- 4 decorative long poem pages for final drafts with the same graphics
So are you ready to grab your Winter ABC Poetry Lesson Packet?
The packet is available for purchase over in my TPT store.
You can use Paypal over there and it’s really quick and easy to buy from them.
I love Teachers Pay Teachers and buy from them all the time.
Let’s sum it up
This month’s poetry lesson is for an ABC poem. A simple poem with a big impact.
You can make the poem long or short depending on how much time you want to spend on it or the level of your students.
I’ve made an 11-page packet that you can grab over in my TPT store.
If you’d rather just have a quick one-page worksheet for the ABC poem, you can grab that over in our member’s exclusive library here on our website.
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I hope you enjoy this Winter ABC Poetry Lesson. Have you tried this or any of our other poetry lessons? If so, leave a comment below to let us know what you think.
What’s your favorite type of poem to write?
Wanna check out our other poetry lessons? Here you go.
Check back each month for more poetry.