Print and teach poetry lessons! Reading, writing and art in a fun format!
This is a 45 page poetry unit that is great for the elementary level. There are ten types of poems introduced with anchor charts, rough draft pages and final copy pages for each one. This is a great end of the year and/or writing center activity. The types of poems included are: Acrostic, Couplet, Concrete, Winter is..., Triangle, I Like..., Haiku, Tanka, Diamante, and Cinquain.
Skills included are syllables, nouns, adjectives, verbs, rhyming, vocabulary, opposites, creative writing, writing conventions and art.
Use some or all of the poems and bind them for a personal poetry book the students create. Included are two decorative covers from which the students can choose, or they may prefer to design their own covers.
What I have found in using this unit with students is an interest in poetry is sparked and they realize it can be fun. Then they ask if they may write another Cinquain or Couplet, etc. Of course you may! :)