Writing Poetry with Rebus and Rhyme

Young scholars write rhyming poems using rebus. With pictures instead of words, authors create original work about things they love. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy and laminate the picture cards for continued use with little wear and tear 
  • Perform the lesson near Valentine's Day and have learners give their completed rebus poem to a loved one 
  • Discuss the options for sharing with your class
Classroom Considerations

  • Black and white copies are required

  • A list of lessons on rhyming is included in case pupils require additional teaching on the subject
  • Plenty of front-loading is provided on rhyming words 
  • Offers one extension activity 

  • None