This packet includes an introduction to writing poetry I use with my fifth grade students. After studying some different poets and reading various poems, we begin writing our own. The initial pages have students practice different types of figurative language (simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia). After they begin to write their own poems. There are 5 different types of poems, each with an example. The last page of the packet is for final drafts. I keep that separate and make many copies.