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This no-prep resource includes 37 pages (and google slides) of poetry writing activities. The vast majority of these are ready-to-use printables for 21 different kinds of poems. Each introduction worksheet includes a description of the poem, the poetry pattern, an example, and opportunities for guided practice. Most of these also include a second page/slide for more practice with the poetry form.
Google Slide Version Added April 2nd, 2020
This product comes in two formats - worksheets for printing or Google Slides (with built-in text boxes) for Google Classroom.
There is also a short video that will show you an easy way to assign specific slides to your students and make the workspace bigger.
Pattern poems are a great way to provide structure but still allow for plenty of creativity. While learning these patterns, your students will also be practicing syllables, parts of speech, and figurative language.
In addition, there is also a Poetry Project Choice Grid with six independent projects, a sheet of poetry reflection questions to use for discussions or as writing prompts, and two pages of ideas for extending the activities and sharing student work.
Perfect for National Poetry Month or use all year long - at a poetry center, as homework, with a sub, or anytime you need an open-ended, creative activity. Another idea is to use the patterns to write about a science or social studies content area, or perhaps about a book students are reading. Also great for holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Mother's Day.
In this product (on printable pages and google slides):
- More Cinquain Practice
- More Diamante Practice
- More Haiku Practice
- More Tanka Practice
- Bio Poem
- More Bio Poem Practice
- 5W Poem
- More 5W Poem Practice
- Verb Poem
- More Verb Poem Practice
- Holiday Poem
- More Holiday Poem Practice
- More Pensee Poem Practice
- Acrostic Poem
- More Acrostic Poem Practice
- More Quinzaine Practice
- More Septet Practice
- Proposition Poem
- Alliteration Poem
- Repeat it Poem
- Me: Fact or Fiction Poem
- Phone Number Poem
- Roll the Dice Poem
- Partner Poem
- Poetry Project Choice Grid
- Poem Reflection Questions (print only)
- More Fun with Poems (2 pages - print only)
Parents and Caregivers:
This resource should work well for your child. The explanations of each poetry pattern and examples will help your child to complete the work independently. Extend the activity by combining it with one of the art projects on the suggestions page.
What teachers have said about this resource:
♥ LOVED this poetry bundle for my 4th graders! They had SO much fun learning about different types of poems and writing their own! Our 2 week poetry unit wasn't enough time to learn all the different types and we are so excited to come back to poems in February! Thank you for creating such a GREAT resource! :) - Courtney Walker
♥ This was such a great comprehensive way to teach my students to write ALL kinds of poems. After using this resource, even my kids who "hated" poetry couldn't stop coming up with poems about everything! - Stefanie H.
♥ This is a great resource for implementing more poetry in my classroom. The format/organization is great for walking students through step by step. - Elizabeth P.
♥ HUGE help with our poetry units. Great explanations and exercises. Thorough and creative. Thanks for easing the anxiety in teaching this genre. - Brenda W.
This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom