Poems to Write addresses elements of poetry through students' own writing. Many poetry forms are included along with poetry elements including imagery, figurative language, rhyme, rhythm, and format. Included are both the activity sheet set and an introductory slide presentation.
The PowerPoint slide presentation introduces the topic and provides opportunities for students to begin writing. The activity sheet set includes ready-to-use worksheets for 17 different types of poems, plus three warm-up activity sheets.
Poems to Write Slide Presentation
The slide presentation begins by explaining to students how writing poetry can improve their overall writing skills and strengthen the connection between their writing and what they read. It goes on to address poetry elements that students can easily incorporate into their own writing and then ideas for revising their poems. The student activities include writing a variety of short, fun poems including diamante, clerihew, haiku, and a blackout poem.
Poems to Write Activity Sheet Set
The activity sheet set includes three warm-up activity pages and seventeen poems for students to write. The warm-ups include writing with rhymes and alliteration, using figurative language, and writing to paint a picture.
These are the 17 poems, each included on a separate ready-to-use activity sheet:
1. Bio Poem
3. Found Poem (from a school subject text)
4. Ransom Note Poem
5. Rhyming Couplets
8. Five Senses Poem
9. Personification Poem
10. Rebus Poem (similes and metaphors)
11. Diamante (opposites)
12. Haiku and Tanka
13. Magnetic Poem
14. Concrete Poem
15. Old Song/New Words Poem
16. Blackout Poem
17. Three Collaborative Poems
Writing poetry supports a number of the reading, vocabulary, and writing standards including strengthening the reading-writing connection, writing a variety of types of text, and using imagery, strong vocabulary, and figurative language.
For more poetry, figurative language, and writing activities, see:
Figurative Language and Poetry
from Classroom in the Middle