Cinquains are a fun and creative way for ESL students to practice the use and relationship of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Cinquains are 5-line poems that follow a simple and structured formula. Once students become familiar with the formula, it becomes a fun and sometimes prolific activity for them. Not only do they become proud of what they have created, they have a better sense of adjectives modifying nouns and adverbs modifying verbs. This packet contains the cinquain formula, a student worksheet and examples.