These three types of List Poems (regular List Poem, Color List Poem, -ing Poem) are an engaging and purposeful way to incorporate poetry and develop fluent brainstorming and categorizing ideas!
The List Poem can be used with just about any topic (student choice such as favorite activity or teacher assigned such as a season, holiday, recent field trip, recent special school event, science or social studies topic, a historical figure or famous person, a book, etc.). This can even be used as a simple final project since it displays the most important words about a topic. A plan page with samples and a final copy page are included.
The Color List Poem is a specific variation of a List Poem, where items are listed of a specific color along with an adjective for each item (great for working on adjectives!). A plan page with a sample and a final copy page are included. The final copy can also be taken a step further by using the template included to make a crayon-shaped tracer on cardstock or thin cardboard (like a cereal box), so that students can trace out a “crayon” on construction paper in the color of their poem, cut out their final copy poem, and glue it on their construction paper crayon. This makes a great display!
The –ing Poem is another specific variation of a List Poem, where present tense action verbs are listed that relate to a topic (great for working on verbs!). This can be used with many topics, and like the List Poem above, the topic can be chosen by the students or assigned by the teacher. A plan page with a sample and a final copy page are included. Also included is a variation of the –ing Poem, where students color in/add facial features of themselves on a page with a face and then write –ing verbs that they enjoy doing. This makes a great display for the beginning of the school year and Parent Night.
All poetry pages included have two copies – one with handwriting lines and one with regular lines. The poetry writing can be made easier or more challenging depending on the topic chosen.
This resource also includes 12 picture cards and 11 color cards to be used throughout the year as topic prompts for the different poems above (for writing a quick, informal list poem in a writing journal or in a writing center). This again is good practice for fluent brainstorming and categorizing ideas in an engaging way! Sample answers are listed for each card. If desired, cards can be laminated, hole-punched, and placed on a ring.
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This product includes:
- Directions and Tips for each type of poem
- List Poem plan page and final copy page (with handwriting lines and regular lines)
- Color List Poem plan page and final copy page (with handwriting lines and regular lines)
- Crayon tracer template for Color List Poem
- -ing Poem plan page and final copy page (with handwriting lines and regular lines)
- -ing Poem face page
- 12 Picture Cards
- 11 Color Cards
- Sample answers for picture cards and color cards
Or buy this in a money-saving BUNDLE
with three of my other Poetry Products: Alliteration Pyramid Poem
, Monster Simile Poem
, and Bio Poems
Also check out these other resources:
Differentiated Writing Resource Notebook in 3 Versions
Writing Paper for Seasons, Holidays, and General Use
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