This poetry-writing exercise for writing a sestina includes an assignment sheet with a detailed description of the form, a printable for repetition patterns, a product-specific rubric to assess the student-written poem, and an example by Sir Philip Sydney to help students get started.
I have used this in conjunction with teaching repetition in poetry and as an option for a creative writing class. Writing your own sestina is helpful for assisting students as they write their own creations because this is one of the most complex forms of verse poetry or pattern poetry to write.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions or questions.
~Melinda, Literacy Cookbook