5 W poems are great poems to give students confidence writing free verse poems and understanding line breaks. This is a fun activity to introduce the format (who, what, when, where, and why) of 5 W poems. Students pull sentence strips out of brown paper bags to create silly 5 W poems. Does require some prep on the teacher's end to cut all the strips, but the giggles from students make it worthwhile!
There's also a template for students to write their own 5 W poem - silly or serious.
Keywords: 5 W poem; 5 W's poem; writing center