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A fun way for early writers to explore both description and color. A color poem chooses a place (indoors, outdoors, or even outer space!) and describes it by listing things of a certain color found in that place. The students need to come up with four or five "things" of the same color found in that place. For "spice," one thing of a different color is added as the last line of the poem. The title of the poem must tell us where the place is, as in the example "My Garden." This lesson does work especially well for the youngest of literacy learners, who may also be exploring colors. It also helps them learn about the importance of titles in poetry. Learning is enhanced if the students are encouraged to draw a picture of their poem highlighting the things listed in their poems while using the given colors.