A cinquain poem, also referred to as a five-line stanza, is a form of syllabicverse, which means that the form is built on the number of syllables. The fivelines 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 withgetting the main idea across using less words. This can be used as a referencefor students to refer to when writing.Resources:http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/Poem%20pics/cinquaindescrip.htmThis is a site for students to see examples of three different formats of cinquainpoems.http://www.21-learn.com/teamtarget/Passports/poetry/cinquain%20poetry%20gr-%203-6.pdfThis is a site teachers can use for planning when doing cinquain poems in theclassroom. It provides examples and structures how to use it as a lesson.
Kitty sees a mouse Kitty wants the mouse badly She will get that mouse!
Style of poetry that originated in Japan. It uses simple language, may contain norhyme, and rarely includes metaphor. It has a syllable structure of 5, 7, 5 equaling 3lines.(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 completelydifferent sometimes. This can be used as a smaller form of poetry for expressing theirperception of a story using main points. After discussion of what a Haiku poem isteacher can pass out pictures to students and give them a time frame to write theirown Haiku poem of the picture. The students can then compare and contrast theirpoems with one another.Resources:http://www.storyboardtoys.com/Haiku-Poetry.htmThis is a site where students can see several examples of the poem created by a theme.http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htmThis site provides examples of what a Haiku is and includes printable worksheets forteachers to use with students.
C urling upside down A round the house T hinking 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.
Poetry that is a word written vertically with a descriptive word or phrase goinghorizontally. Acrostic poetry isn’t about rhyme or verse. Each line is made up of 1 or 2words 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 theirexperience/prior knowledge of the topic through large group discussion. Giving studentsa topic they are familiar with and having them explain it on their own expands theirknowledge. Students can choose a word based on a topic the teacher has introducedand write their poem using prior knowledge of the topic.Resourceshttp://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/acrostic.htmThis site provides examples for students to see what a acrostic poem looks like. It alsoprovides printable worksheets for students to do.http://www.ehow.com/how_5014612_teach-kids-write-acrostic-poems.htmlThis sites explains what a acrostic poem is and how to teach it to your students.
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.
A list poem, also called a “catalogue” poem, may be rhymed or unrhymed, short or long. Itmay 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’talways have to rhyme and that they can be in list form explaining something that is funnyor silly to them. Students can discuss things they think their animal does that is funny. Theteacher can ask students to give her one word or short phrase that they will write a listpoem together as a group. The teacher models what writers do for writing this poetry.Resourceshttp://www.poetryteachers.com/poetclass/lessons/bugsme.htmlThis is a site where students can see different kinds of list poems to better understand theconcept of “list” poetry.http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2008/11/poetry-friday-list-poems.htmlThis site provides all kinds of examples for teachers to use as list poems with students. It is alsoa blog site for teachers to read.
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.
Poems that are structured in five lines. The first and second lines rhyme, as do the third andfourth lines. The fifth lines yields a surprise ending or humorous statements and rhymeswith 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 identifyit. It can be used for students to read through to identify the cause and effect for modifiedinstruction while others might be reading more lengthy text. The first part of the poem couldbe taken out for students to guess what they think the cause is.Resourceshttp://www.brownielocks.com/kidlimericks.htmlThis site provides examples of limerick poems created by and for children. This providesreading examples for students to read from creators around the same age range.http://www.ehow.com/how_6344973_write-limerick-poem-kids.htmlThis site provides instruction for the teacher on how to create your own limerick poem.
Kitty Cute, Silly Running, Playing, LovingPlay with me, Leave me beSleeping, Yawning, Eating Boss, Glorious Cat
Poem that is seven lines, shaped like a diamond. Line 1 is subject/noun that is contrasting to line7. 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 5is 3 –ing action words that relate to line 7. Line 6 is two adjectives that describe line 7. Line 7 issubject/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 anexample for explaining something or someone using single words and/or phrases. Studentscan learn how to create their own creative poem by discussing the words and what they meanin this particular poem.Resources:http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/diamante-poems-30053.htmlThis interactive site is a resource for teachers and students. It can be used to learn about and writediamante poems. There is also an interactive program for students to use as a guide for creating thepoem.http://www.lessonplanet.com/search?keywords=examples+of+diamante+poems&media=lessonThis is a search engine for teachers to use with several examples of lessons including diamantepoems.
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