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Cinquain Poem

Students were introduced to cinquain with the explanation:

Cinquain poems have five lines that follow a very definite order:

One noun
Two describing words for noun
Three describing words for noun
Four describing words for noun or a sentence about it
One noun
(same as first noun)

 

 

5 W's Poem

Students were asked to give the five W's asking words:

Who
What
When
Where
Why

Students then practiced as the teacher called out a W question word and then called a student to give an answer, then another student was given the next W question word and had to build on the previous answer, repeating until all 5 W's are used.

The students were then shown the poetry template for this poem and we completed a practice poem together on the SMARTBoard. 

Who (noun)
What (action phrase)
When (time phrase)
Where (place phrase)
Why (explanation-phrase or sentence)

Acrostic Poem

The students were introduced to the acrostic style of poetry where a word is written down the side of the page vertically, then each line of the poem begins with a letter of that word.

The students brainstormed different summer activities, which were recorded on the SMARTBoard.  The students were then encouraged to choose one of those words for their poem. 

The acrostic template was introduced to the students:

Xxx xxxx xxx
Xx xxx xxxxx
Xxxx xxx xxx
Xxx xxxx xxx
Xxx xxx xxxx
Xx xxx xxxxx

The purpose of this template is to show the student that the first letter of the word they are using should be capitalized all the way down the side of the page.  Then the lines of the poem should begin with those letters.  The length of the words do NOT need to match the template. 

All About Animal/Insect Poem

The students were introduced to the 'all about' style of poetry. This is a science oriented poem that tells 'all about' an animal or insect. 

The students brainstormed different animals and insects that live in their neighborhood, which were recorded on the SMARTBoard.  The students were then encouraged to choose one of those words for their poem. 

The all about template was introduced to the students:

All About Animals or Insects Poem

          Animals or insects are tell what they look like.
          Animals or insects tell how they move.
          Animals or insects live tell where they live.
          Animals or insects eat tell what they eat.
          Animals or insects are choose a describing word that starts
             with the same letter as you animal or insect’s name.

This template shows the student what they are to write about their animal.  They were shown how to highlight the plain words and then type in their words.  They were to leave the bold words in the poem. 

Five Senses Poem

The students were asked to name the five senses:

See
Hear
Taste
Touch
Smell

The students brainstormed kinds of fruit, which were recorded on the SMARTBoard.  The students were then encouraged to choose one of those words for their poem. 

The five senses template was introduced to the students:

          Summer Fruit Name
          Fruits are describe how it looks
          Fruits smell describe how it smells.
          Fruits feel describe how it feels.
          Fruits sound describe how it sounds to eat it.
          Fruits taste describe how it tastes.

This template shows the student what they are to