With World Poetry Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your kids writing these fun poems! We make it easy by giving you everything you need to get started in this Poetry Lesson Bundle.
Each of the 6 poetry lessons includes the following
- Brainstorming Sections
- Some include peer review sheets
- Rough Draft Sheet
- Final Draft Sheet
Writing poetry is a great way to express thoughts or feelings in a creative way.
Each different poem will ask the kids to write about varying topics each with a unique set of rules to follow.
The results will be some amazing pieces of work your kids can be proud of.
Six Poetry Lesson Bundle includes:
A traditional Japanese poem that is comprised of 31 syllables. It has 5 lines, each with a set number of syllables.
Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables
Line 4 – 7 syllables
Line 5 – 7 syllables
ABC poems begin with the letter A and continue in sequential order with letters of the alphabet for each line.
For a shorter poem, use letters A-D, for a longer one A-J.
On the last line of the poem, write one sentence that begins with any letter you choose. The last line should sum up the overall theme of the poem.
If you want to read more about ABC poems here is our original post.
A concrete poem is known as a shape poem, meaning the poem makes a shape when written.
In fact, the shape plays a big role in making the poem a concrete poem in the first place.
Using spacing and word choices, you will write your poem to take on the desired shape. The content of your poem should go along with the shape it makes.
For example, if your poem is about hot cocoa, then it could make the shape of a mug.
Want to learn more about concrete poetry? Here is our post from back in December about writing a Christmas Concrete Poem.
A classic cinquain is a five-line poem that doesn’t rhyme. It is also a shape poem because of the shape it naturally makes, which looks like a tree.
Cinquain poems also follow a set of rules:
line 1 – one-word title
line 2 – two adjectives describing the title
line 3 – three -ing verbs
line 4 – a four-word phrase that expresses the feeling
line 5 – one word that means the same thing as the title
If you want to learn more about cinquain poetry read this post Autumn Cinquain Poetry Lesson
A sonnet is a 14 line poem with a very specific rhyme scheme.
The lesson instructs how to create a Shakespearean Sonnet(English).
This sonnet contains the following:
3 quatrains – (4 line stanzas)
1 couplet (2 line stanza)
Rhyming scheme of ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
Wanna know more about Sonnets? Read our post Spooky Sonnets
A Haiku is a classical Japanese poem that doesn’t usually rhyme and is composed of three lines. It is unique in that it has a set number of syllable rules that must be followed. The rules are that the first and last lines of the poem must be five syllables and the middle line must be seven syllables.
Five, Seven, Five Rule
5 Syllable Line
7 Syllable Line
5 Syllable Line
Learn more about Haiku poems in our full post on the subject here.
Suggestions for use:
- Give one poem each day to work on and really spend time perfecting the style.
- Have a poem writing marathon! Pick one topic and write in each of the six styles about that topic only.
Ways to display their masterpieces:
- Cut out and display the poems on an art wall or hang them on a string using clothespins
- Create a poetry folder or binder – have kids decorate the front
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