Creative poetry made easy and fun!
Elementary students LOVE writing poetry! It makes them feel like “masters of literature” and they come up with some real gems.
In this easy poetry center, students take a wide variety of interesting starter words on small cards and turn them into poetry. It's like rearranging refrigerator magnets.
Download the sample to see everything you get.
It's a great way to get kids from grades one through six writing and publishing poetry very quickly… even those who have trouble coming up with unique topics for poems and getting started.
Once they are on a roll, they can easily expand by adding their own words to their poems.
The PDF lesson plan includes:
- Step-by-step instructions
- Materials list
- Word cards color-coded by part of speech
- Blank cards
- Sample poem (illustrated) to project
- Assessment rubric
Video tips: Poetry scramble in your classroom
Common Core Focus: Reading, Writing
- Text types and purposes
- Write narratives
- Produce and publish writing
- Use illustrations
- Make connections
1st Grade: W.1.3., RL.1.7.
2nd Grade: W.2.3., RL.2.7.
3rd Grade: W.3.3, W.3.6., RL.3.7.
4th Grade: W.4.3., W.4.6., RL.4.7.
5th Grade: W.5.3., W.5.6., RL.5.7.
6th Grade: W.6.3., W.6.6., RL.6.7.