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Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity

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Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity

Grades 1 – 2
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time One 60-minute session
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English







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  • Make copies of worksheets for students as necessary.

  • This lesson can accompany a variety of themes in the K-2 classroom. Example printouts are included to fit the following units:

    • Animals (Dalmatian, Monkey)

    • Your Community (Firefighter)

    • Fairy Tales (Frog Prince)

    • Picture Book Characters (Amazing Grace)

    • Halloween Costumes (Firefighter)

    • Habitats (Monkey/Rainforest)

    • Healthy Foods (Apple-in English & Spanish)

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