Writing Valentine Poetry

The rose is red, the violet is...what comes next? Write a beautiful Valentine's Day poem based on the rhyme scheme and format of "The Valentine" by Joseph Ritson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in the days approaching Valentine's Day, or as a fun holiday assignment
  • Have pairs work together to create their poetry using the provided poetic format
  • Model your own poem in front of the class so lyoung poets can see how to copy the rhyme scheme
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructions are a little vague; you'll need to provide more guidance and support for writers to get started
  • Designed for middle schoolers, but applicable to both younger and older learners as well
  • Much of the worksheet is in color; be sure that printing in black and white won't affect understanding
Pros

  • A sweet and creative way to celebrate Valentine's Day 
Cons

  • None
Common Core