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poetry writing unit

Grade Level(s): 4-5

Resource Type: Literacy Activities

Total Pages: 70

Answer Key: for Warm-Ups only

File Type: PDF

Discover 7 types of poetry with a trip around the world!

This no-prep poetry writing unit features a different form of poetry for each continent:
  • Kennings Poem Europe
  • Lantern Poem Asia
  • Bush Ballad Australia
  • Praise Poem Africa
  • Acrostic Poem Antarctica
  • Trova Poem South America
  • Viator Poem North America
Each type of poem includes:
  • a brief introduction to the poetry form
  • an original Globe Trottin’ Kids example poem
  • a warm-up activity for reviewing essential skills needed to write their poem (counting syllables, identifying similes and metaphors, creating rhyming pairs, etc.) Answer Keys are included.
  • a pre-writing planner for brainstorming and organizing
  • final copy paper choices for writing and illustrating original poems to share
Teach the poems in any order and at any time – or spread them out throughout the year.
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