Katharine Lee Bates wrote four verses to her poem which turned into one of our great Patriotic songs and each year I have my fifth graders write their own verse. The paper gives instruction on how to do just that with the first verse of the poem written our phrase by phrase. The phrases are numbered to help the students duplicate the style and meter more easily. Rhyming words are bolded and plenty of room is given to write each phrase. This is a great experience that can be done as a class and/or individually.