4th grade is a BIG time for poetry, so I try to think of fun ways for the students to get to use what they know to adapt a well-known story and create their own poems... I call this "Fairy Tale Poetry".
This station activity comes with:
- Task Card
- 2 Examples
- 15 Topic Choices
- Worksheet (for groups to complete)
Print and laminate the task card, examples, and topic choices. Make multiple copies of the worksheet so that each group will have a copy. When students get to the station, they get to choose one fairy tale that they want to alter and turn into a poem. They then work as a group, taking turns writing each stanza. The poem must be lyrical, in which lines 1 and 2 rhyme in each stanza.