This product is a detailed lesson plan to teach third or fourth grade students how to write a cinquain poem. This style of poetry is simple and fun for kids to create. I used the lesson plan with my fourth graders and they had a wonderful time writing their cinquains. They illustrated their final drafts and I laminated them and put them together as a class poetry book. I set it out in our classroom library and the students loved reading each other's work.
This lesson is great for a poetry workshop!
The plan meets the following Common Core English Language Arts standards for third and fourth grades:
W.3.3b Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
W.3.4 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
W.3.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
L.3.3a Choose words and phrases for effect.
W.4.3b Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
W.4.3d Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
W.4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W.4.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
L.4.3a Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.