Winter Poetry and a FREEBIE

06 January 2017
Want some ideas on how to keep the writing curriculum fresh, even on those long Winter days?  Then check out my Winter Poetry Unit and Winter Poetry Freebie: Haikus!  Poetry + Figurative Language = FUN during your writing block that will keep the creative juices flowing. 


Winter poetry and figurative language lesson: Cinquains, limericks, haikus, freestyle poetry

It doesn't matter if you're in elementary school or middle school when it comes to poetry.  Everyone loves poetry!  You can dig pretty deep into figurative language and writing structure with something so simple as a poem.

This unit is designed to have writers use the following strategies to vary their writing and use descriptive terms:
~"Show, Don't Tell"
~Figurative Language: Onomatopoeia, Metaphors
~Creating rhythm in poetry: Alliteration, Rhyming
~Types of poems: Cinquains, Limericks, Haikus



Winter poetry and figurative language lesson: Cinquains, limericks, haikus, freestyle poetry

Winter poetry and figurative language lesson: Cinquains, limericks, haikus, freestyle poetry


What's poetry without some really cool forms of figurative language?  My Winter Poetry packet includes:
Onomatopoeia
Metaphors
Personification

Winter poetry and figurative language lesson: Cinquains, limericks, haikus, freestyle poetry



And NOW.... a FREEBIE!


Winter poetry and figurative language lesson: Cinquains, limericks, haikus, freestyle poetry
Haikus are a wonderful way to dig deep into word choice and the writing process without a lot of pain.  This FREEBIE includes:
~Description and rules for writing a Haiku
~An example Winter Haiku
~Instructions for writing and editing a Winter Haiku 

What are your favorite ways to get the students to buy into figurative language and the writing process?  I'd love to hear how!

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