Poetry Writing Unit: Includes 8 Forms of Poetry & Templates for Book of Poems


Subject: Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grade Levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
File Type: PDF
File Size: 2 MB
Number of Pages: 22
Answer Key: Rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 Weeks


Poetry Writing Unit: Create A Student Book of Poems

This poetry writing unit includes 8 printable lessons that teach students how to write different forms of poetry. Each lesson can be used individually or as a unit in which students read published poets, write poetry, and create their own anthology of poetry. Also included in this resource are pages explaining how to write a bibliography, student checklist, rubric, and optional poetry book templates. This unit is ready to print and copy.

Teacher can use the writing lessons in a variety of ways, including whole class instruction, small group, or even in writing centers.

For the poetry anthology, students need to read at least 3 poetry books. Students will self select at least 3 published poems to add to their “poetry anthology.” Students add these poems to the ones they have written to form their anthology.

The poetry forms included are:

1. haiku
2. acrostic
3. cinquain
4. triplet
5. quatrain
6. limerick
7. free verse
8. sijo


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