Poems for Springtime – Writing Poetry Resource


Poems for Springtime is a fun and creative resource to introduce poetry to students and instruct them in writing five different forms of poetry.


Looking for resources to help you introduce poems for springtime to students?
Need ready-to-go lesson plans for writing poetry for spring?
Writing poems for springtime is a beautiful way to introduce the changing of the seasons to the students.
These easy-to-follow ideas offer fun and creative ways for students to engage with poetry. I have included a ‘visualizing poetry’ lesson using Langston Hughes’s April Rain Song. Poetry is the language of the soul, and with such strong imagery, I enjoy having students participate in a visualizing lesson a few times a year.
Also included are five individual explanation pages with examples covering five different forms of poetry. These five poems are cinquain(both types), diamanté, haiku, tanka, and limerick. These sheets will guide the students through how to write each type of poem.
Because time is ALWAYS limited and teachers have too much to do, a student checklist and two scoring rubrics are included so you can score your students’ writings.
Plus! Students can choose their favorite poem from each type, take it through the writing process, write a final copy, then publish a ‘Spring Poetry Collection’. Pages are included for the cover and an individual-themed page for each type of poem.
Quick use Guide
Lesson Plan Ideas
Langston Hughes, April Rain Song
Detailed pages to teach five different poetry forms: Haiku, Tanka, Diamanté,
Cinquain, and Limerick (with original examples).
Scoring Rubric for poetry writing
Scoring Rubric for the poetry collection
Student/Peer Writing Collection Checklist
And for Classroom Publishing (all themed for Spring):
Cover Sheet for Springtime Poetry
Dedication Page
About the Author Page
Comments Page
Five Different Decorated pages for final copies of five different poetry forms
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