Cinquain Poem Kitties Hairy, soft Licking, eating, yawning Cuddling together with love Kitties
Cinquain Poems A cinquain poem, also referred to as a five-line stanza, is a form of syllabic verse, which means that the form is built on the number of syllables. The five lines of the poem have 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables. (Fountas and Pinnell. Copyright 2001.) Connection to 3-blocks: I would use this poem during language and word study. Connection to skill, strategy, or idea: I would use it to teach students an understanding of syllables in a sentence. Having students write with a restricted number of syllables can help them with getting the main idea across using less words. This can be used as a reference for students to refer to when writing. Resources: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/Poem%20pics/cinquaindescrip.htm This is a site for students to see examples of three different formats of cinquain poems. http://www.21-learn.com/teamtarget/Passports/poetry/cinquain%20poetry%20gr-%203-6.pdf This is a site teachers can use for planning when doing cinquain poems in the classroom. It provides examples and structures how to use it as a lesson.
Haiku Poem Kitty sees a mouse Kitty wants the mouse badly She will get that mouse!
Haiku Poem Style of poetry that originated in Japan. It uses simple language, may contain no rhyme, and rarely includes metaphor. It has a syllable structure of 5, 7, 5 equaling 3 lines. (Fountas and Pinnell. Copyright 2001.) Connection to 3-blocks: I would use this poem during writing workshop. Connection to skill, strategy, or idea: I would use it to teach students points of view and how people view things completely different sometimes. This can be used as a smaller form of poetry for expressing their perception of a story using main points. After discussion of what a Haiku poem is teacher can pass out pictures to students and give them a time frame to write their own Haiku poem of the picture. The students can then compare and contrast their poems with one another. Resources: http://www.storyboardtoys.com/Haiku-Poetry.htm This is a site where students can see several examples of the poem created by a theme. http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm This site provides examples of what a Haiku is and includes printable worksheets for teachers to use with students.
Acrostic Poem C urling upside down A round the house Thinking like a dog but, S poiled like a baby K neading a pillow and I nsisting on being T he center of attention T ripping you as Y ou walk up the stairs.
Acrostic Poem Poetry that is a word written vertically with a descriptive word or phrase going horizontally. Acrostic poetry isn’t about rhyme or verse. Each line is made up of 1 or 2 words or a short sentence/phrase. (http://www.ehow.com/how_5014612_teach-kids-write-acrostic-poems.html . Copyright 2006. ) Connection to 3-blocks: I would use this poem during writing workshop. Connection to skill, strategy or idea: I would use it for activating prior knowledge. Students would provide their experience/prior knowledge of the topic through large group discussion. Giving students a topic they are familiar with and having them explain it on their own expands their knowledge. Students can choose a word based on a topic the teacher has introduced and write their poem using prior knowledge of the topic. Resources http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/acrostic.htm This site provides examples for students to see what a acrostic poem looks like. It also provides printable worksheets for students to do. http://www.ehow.com/how_5014612_teach-kids-write-acrostic-poems.html This sites explains what a acrostic poem is and how to teach it to your students.
List Poem My Silly Kitty She runs in circles chasing her tail. She drinks from the faucet. She plays fetch with a jack. She gets her own treats from a bag. She rubs her face on my face. She sleeps with her head upside down. She goes bonkers for wet cat food.
List Poem A list poem, also called a “catalogue” poem, may be rhymed or unrhymed, short or long. It may list objects, a series of events, specific characteristics, or any other set of items. (Fountas and Pinnell. Copyright 2001.) Connection to 3-blocks: I would use this poem during readers workshop. Connection to skill, strategy or idea: I would use it to teach children different forms of poetry, discussing how poems don’t always have to rhyme and that they can be in list form explaining something that is funny or silly to them. Students can discuss things they think their animal does that is funny. The teacher can ask students to give her one word or short phrase that they will write a list poem together as a group. The teacher models what writers do for writing this poetry. Resources http://www.poetryteachers.com/poetclass/lessons/bugsme.html This is a site where students can see different kinds of list poems to better understand the concept of “list” poetry. http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2008/11/poetry-friday-list-poems.html This site provides all kinds of examples for teachers to use as list poems with students. It is also a blog site for teachers to read.
Limerick Poem There once was a kitty with no name, whose owner was the one to blame. She ran out the front door, which she had done before. All because she was a kitty, not one in the same.
Limerick Poem Poems that are structured in five lines. The first and second lines rhyme, as do the third and fourth lines. The fifth lines yields a surprise ending or humorous statements and rhymes with the first two lines. (Fountas and Pinnell, Copyright 2001). Connection to 3-blocks: I would use this poem during readers workshop. Connection to skills, strategy or idea: I would use it to teach students cause and effect using more then one sentence to identify it. It can be used for students to read through to identify the cause and effect for modified instruction while others might be reading more lengthy text. The first part of the poem could be taken out for students to guess what they think the cause is. Resources http://www.brownielocks.com/kidlimericks.html This site provides examples of limerick poems created by and for children. This provides reading examples for students to read from creators around the same age range. http://www.ehow.com/how_6344973_write-limerick-poem-kids.html This site provides instruction for the teacher on how to create your own limerick poem.
Diamante Poem Kitty Cute, Silly Running, Playing, Loving Play with me, Leave me be Sleeping, Yawning, Eating Boss, Glorious Cat
Diamante Poem Poem that is seven lines, shaped like a diamond. Line 1 is subject/noun that is contrasting to line 7. Line 2 is two adjectives that describe line 1. Line 3 is 3 –ing action words that relate to line 1. Line 4 is 4 nouns (or a short phrase) 2 words related to line 1 and 2 words related to line 7. Line 5 is 3 –ing action words that relate to line 7. Line 6 is two adjectives that describe line 7. Line 7 is subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1. (IRA/NCTE. Copyright 2006. Read-Write-Think.) Connection to 3-blocks: I would use this poem during Language and Word Study. Connection to skills, strategy or idea: I would use it to teach students new and different vocabulary words. It can be used as an example for explaining something or someone using single words and/or phrases. Students can learn how to create their own creative poem by discussing the words and what they mean in this particular poem. Resources: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/diamante-poems-30053.html This interactive site is a resource for teachers and students. It can be used to learn about and write diamante poems. There is also an interactive program for students to use as a guide for creating the poem. http://www.lessonplanet.com/search?keywords=examples+of+diamante+poems&media=lesson This is a search engine for teachers to use with several examples of lessons including diamante poems.
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