How to Write a Cinquain Poem

A lesson challenges scholars to create a cinquain poem. Writers begin by choosing a topic and brainstorm details, then compose their original poem making sure to count syllables. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create an anchor chart featuring a poem's general structure, display it during the lesson for all to reference it as needed 
  • Invite class members to read their poem without giving the title, then challenge theirs to guess the writer's topic 
  • Ask individuals to read their poem for their family at parent-teacher conferences 
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson is written for pupils to read and follow the lesson independently 
  • Learners should be familiar with and know how to count syllables 

  • The lesson provides a tool to remember how many syllables are needed
  • Each section contains an example 

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