Write Your Own Poem
In this rhyming worksheet, students examine 4 words with the initial str and identify as many words as possible the rhyme with them. Students use some of the rhyming words to write a line of poetry.
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Writing a Shape Poem
Shape poems can be fun! Give your writers this example of a poem shaped like a fir tree, then give them the chance to try one of their own. This can be a fun poetry-style exercise to let visual learners experience a new side of poetry.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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