Acrostic The word acrostic is formed from the Greek word acros (outermost) and stichos (line of poetry). The acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line forms a word when you read them looking downward. http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/ P anthers growl, O rioles sing, E agles soar, M onkeys swing. S ee?
The 300-year old Haiku Poem has its own distinct discipline:- Each complete poem has only three lines, totalling 17 syllables. - the first line must be five syllables - the second line must be seven syllables - the third line must be five syllables When these rigid conditions are met, the result can be a very satisfying word picture .
Birds take wing on high, gliding over angry waves back to their safe nests.
Cinquain Cinquain poems come in three formats: Cinquain Pattern #1 Line1: One word Line2: Two words Line 3: Three words Line 4: Four words Line 5: One word Cinquain Pattern #2 Line1: A noun Line2: Two adjectives Line 3: Three -ing words Line 4: A phrase Line 5: Another word for the noun
Cinquain Cinquain Pattern #3 Line1: Two syllables Line2: Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line 5: Two syllables http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/Poem%20pics/cinquaindescrip.htm
Diamante A diamante is a seven line poem, shaped like a diamond. Line 1: one word (subject/noun that is contrasting to line 7) Line 2: two words (adjectives) that describe line 1 Line 3: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 1 Line 4: four words (nouns) first 2 words relate to line 1 last 2 words relate to line 7 Line 5: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 7 Line 6: two words (adjectives) that describe line 7 Line 7: one word ( subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1) http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/
Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
My teacher loves her iPod its always in her ear she doesn’t mind it if we joke or chat cause she cant hear. If we don’t pay attention she doesn’t seem to care. Whenever she has music on she wears a distant stare. Our principle dropped by one day and she paid no attention He took away her iPod and sent her to detention.
Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________ Sees _________________ Touches ______________ Needs ________________ Fears _________________ Gives _________________ Wonders ______________ Dreams _______________ Believes ______________ Loves ________________ Is ____________________ Last name.
Rapunzel’s Rap Rapunzel was a girl with hair of gold Trapped in a tower in days of old She wasn’t allowed outside to play And her golden hair grew longer each day Grew longer and longer and longer each day. The witch who locked her up was mean With a pointed nose and a face of green Mean mean meaner than the queen of mean. - Sonja Dunn
Kenn Nesbitt—a full-time children’s poet from Spokane, WA—is author of seven funny poetry books, including The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! and When the Teacher Isn’t Looking, both from Meadowbrook Press. His rib-tickling poetry also appears in seven Meadowbrook Press anthologies and three Scholastic anthologies. Kenn delivers assembly-style programs in which students collaborate to write poems as a group. He also engages students through dazzling performances of his work.