Poetry Writing Activities Unit for 30 Days of Poetry

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Share 30 different forms of poems with your students -- and challenge them to write poems in these different forms. A mentor text and directions are included for each type of poem -- making this a self-paced warm up, bell ringer, or creative writing challenge.

You can use this flexible resource any time of year. Students can choose what poems to write or you can decide.

This print and digital resource includes:

  • These 30 different poetic forms with mentor poem and “recipe” for writing:

Poetry in song






Split couplet


Triplet (tercet)

Englyn milwr











Octavia rima


Envelope poem

Chain verse






Free verse

Also included:

  • "What is Poetry?” notes
  • Poetry writing tips
  • What is rhythm?
  • What is rhyme scheme?
  • Three idea generator graphic organizers
  • Blank note pages for class notes
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Editable rubric
  • Suggestions for teaching

Students can work at their own pace, or you can use each poem as a daily writing challenge.

So many reasons to ♡ this resource:

  • Ready to use – print or digital.
  • Projected a digital slide for a whole-class lesson.
  • Perfect for National Poetry Month
  • introduction to poetry, writing tips, idea generator pages, blank pages for notes
  • creative writing warm up!
  • use multiple times
  • great for warm ups, literacy centers, writing workshop, creative writing, differentiation, and sub activity
  • students can work at their own pace – self assessment included
  • students can turn in one poem or the entire notebook
  • so many poems to choose from!
  • editable rubric makes it easy to grade.

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You'll have access to the digital file in the PDF.

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Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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