This poetry book project allows students to visit kid-friendly websites to learn characteristics of 5 different kinds of poems (haiku, acrostic, clerihew, couplet, cinquain) and write their own sample poems about their mom. The final product is a beautiful book of poems for mom for Mother's Day.
Two options for the poem book are included:
1) standard book that can be printed out on copy paper and decorated by students (pp.9-14 of this document are templates to print and have students write their poems on)
2) a watercolor book that students create with paint, watercolor paper, and pretty pipe cleaners.
The project is designed to be differentiated: use only what poem activity pages are relevant for your students, integrate technology in the manner that is appropriate for your class (whole group vs. individualized), and create the book option that ability and time restrictions allow.