This lesson was used with a bilingual class of Spanish speakers. Their content areas were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of them were reluctant to learn English, so I tried to engage them with interesting and fun lessons.
This lesson served as an introduction to poetry, and also as a review of parts of speech. I used this lesson as an introduction to a mini-project in which each student wrote their own cinquain. Rubric is included.
This lesson uses the workshop model and has a checkbox for the teacher to circle which standards they are using in the lesson. While it lists ESL standards and was used in a classroom with ESL students, this lesson is appropriate for students of all abilities.