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Dance: Sharp and Smooth Energy Qualities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars use different qualities of movement to express themselves. For this lesson on movement, students use different qualities of energy and then use their experience as an inspiration for writing poetry.
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Haiku and Cinquain

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
As you introduce your scholars to haiku and cinquain poetry, give them plenty of opportunity to practice. This brief learning exercise gives an example of each, then scaffolds the syllable breakdowns for writers to create two poems of...
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Poetry Review

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As a review of poetry and literary terms, this resource would be a great addition in a middle school classroom. There are questions involving sonnets, similies, haikus, and more. An instructor could use this resource as is, or add...
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Deerfield Families

For Teachers 4th - 6th
To understand the consequences of the 1704 attack on Deerfield by combined French and Native American forces, groups research primary and secondary resources related to four Deerfield families involved in the attack.
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Poetry From Photos: A Great Depression Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students view photographs of migrant families during the Great Depression, try to interpret the photos to answer questions about the subject's life, and then write a Cinquain poem based on their interpretations.
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Cinquain Syllables

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students identify and analyze various forms of poetry, then use information gathered from research to write their own cinquain poems. They then identify each syllable of their cinquain with a small icon that reflects the theme of their...
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Poetry: The Most Compact Form of Literature

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introducing or need to review literary devices and terms for a study of poetry? Though text heavy, the explanations and examples of key poetic devices will provide learners with the vocabulary they need to discuss and craft poems.
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Ocean Life Poetry: Limericks & Cinquain Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young oceanographers conduct independent online research to learn about ocean life, explore limerick and cinquain poem structure and syllabication, and produce poetry that conveys the information they found. Links don't work, but it's...
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Virtue And Being Noble

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils write and illustrate original cinquains based upon the ideas of nobility and virtue. The lesson includes a vocabulary list of key terms and rubric for student reflection and assessment. This is intended for a 4th through 6th grade...
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What is a Memorial

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore how we remember and honor people in special ways. In this memorial lesson, students read poems and discuss their emotions. Students view pictures taken at memorial services and discuss what some symbols have come to...
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Reader Response Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write Cinquain poems about a novel.
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Desert Cinquains

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students use the cinquain structure and correct parts of speech to write a poem with a desert theme.
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Other Poetic Types

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Rather than a lesson, this resource is a list of poetic forms and young poets are encouraged to try their hand at composing poems of various types.
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Animal Cinquain

For Students 5th
In this poem-writing worksheet, 5th graders read the format for a cinquain poem and answer 5 questions about an animal of their choice. The questions guide students to write their own cinquain poem.
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Forest Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore nature by participating in a poetry writing activity. In this forest investigation lesson, students identify images and feelings they experienced while they were in a forest on a class trip. Students identify poetry...
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My Very Own Cinquain

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this poetry worksheet, learners fill in blanks to complete a cinquain, then read it out loud to the class. Students are given directions for each line of the poem.
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Puzzling Poetry

For Students 6th - 7th
In this language arts worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle. Clues refer to types of poetry such as ballad, chant, couplet, clerihew, limerick and tanka.
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HOW TO WRITE a CINQUAIN

For Students 7th - 9th
In this literature worksheet, students explore and practice writing their on cinquain poems by following the simple directions given for each of the five lines required.
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Cinquain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create an original Cinquain (five-line poem) and choreograph movement to their poem, performing movement for class and video. This lesson addresses standards in the arts and requires a video recorder.
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Biography of a river

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners compare and contrast facts about the development, history and importance of several rivers in the state. They research the history and development of one particular river and describe the deltas and their formation.
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Unrhythmic, Culturally Diverse, Simple Forms of Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write an example of each of the three poetry styles (haiku, cinquain, and diamante) and they see that not all poetry rhymes.
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Just "Who" are the Three Little Pigs?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast various versions of the story The Three Little Pigs. They write a Cinquain, and then act out their version of the Three Little Pigs in a skit.
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Cinquain

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use poetry Cinquain to help review nouns, adjectives, verbs, and synonyms. They follow up by composing their own Cinquain.
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Cinquain Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students read an example of a cinquain and look for patterns. In this cinquain lesson, students repeat the process with another poem and then compare the two. Students will review the process and form of writing a cinquain as presented...