Writing Cinquain Poetry

Young poets research an animal and use the information they gather to craft and illustrate a cinquain.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the activity in a study of endangered species and have kids pick an animal on that list as the subject of their poem
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson focuses young writers' attention on words that describe, show, express feelings, and on synonyms
Pros

  • The packet includes a detailed plan, sample cinquains, assessment suggestions, and optional enrichment activities
Cons

  • None
Common Core