Students write and decorate 4 Cinquain poems on current science content and Halloween topics.
A Cinquain is a five-line poem that projects an image of an object, person, or idea.
It is brief and simple, but it gets the point across! The students have to summarize their understanding about a concept, how an instrument is used, a unit of measure, etc. (editable for your content!). The outline of a Cinquain poem:
Line 1 -- One word title
Line 2 -- Two words or a two-word phrase that describes your title
Line 3 – Three words or a three-word phrase that describes an action relating to your topic
Line 4 -- Four or Five word phrase that describes a feeling or thought relating to your topic
Line 5 -- One word (synonym or similar word) that refers back to your title
I assign this during October because that is usually when I’m wrapping up the first major unit in my class on the topics of measuring, the metric system, using the equipment, and the themes of experimental design. My students have done an amazing job writing and illustrating their Cinquain poems! This gives the kids a chance to review the concepts and makes for a nice display for the month of October. We have a "Super Scary Science Haunted Halloween Cafe" where they read their Cinquains!
This file is editable so you can change the topics to reflect what you are studying! I ask the students to write two cinquains on mandatory topics and then they can write two on Halloween-ish topics of their choice. Some students will be creative and combine both together for all 4 poems.
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