Poetry can be difficult for kids, especially when it is in another language. Here is my introduction to poetry. I have done this unit with my grade 5 to 7 Middle French Immersion students with success. I normally leave this unit to the end of the year simply because poetry can be so abstract.
In this booklet you will find an explanation of various terms and concepts (ex. verses, rimes, stanzas etc.) found in poetry, some exercises to support student learning and at the end, students will have to compile their own poetry portfolio in which they will have to write an acrostic poem, a haiku, a sonnet, a free verse poem, a calligram poem and a fable. A rubric is included at the end of the package in order to facilitate marking.