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Composing Cinquain Poems with Basic Parts of Speech

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Composing Cinquain Poems with Basic Parts of Speech

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English







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  • This lesson would follow class discussion about basic parts of speech. As a continuation and application of the concepts learned on parts of speech, in this lesson, students write poems which rely on different parts of speech for each line.

  • Make copies of worksheets for students as necessary, and be sure to evaluate the poems in the AMAZE collection to ensure that examples are appropriate for your students.

  • For tips and background information on reading poetry with children, see the NCTE tip sheet Bringing Poetry and Children Together or The Academy of American Poets' Serious Play: Reading Poetry with Children.
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