This is an outline to help students write poetry. This particular guideline is focused on targeting the five senses: see, hear, taste, smell, and feel. Students could research animals and write this poem from the animal's point of view. I have had younger students to use this graphic organizer to write a Christmas poem. Some chose Christmas characters or object (Christmas tree, decorations, etc.) This format could be easily adapted to fit any subject matter. I have included an example as well an author's checklist.