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Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses

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Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses

Grades 1 – 3
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 30-minutes sessions and two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Domke

Grand Haven, Michigan


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives





  • Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)
  • Sticky notes
  • Paper and pencil
  • Computers with Internet access
  • One computer with a projection screen for demonstration (optional)

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Theme Poems

Grades   K – 5  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Theme Poems

Formerly known as Shape Poems, this online tool allows elementary students to write poems in various shapes.


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  1. If you do not have classroom computers with Internet access, reserve time in your school’s computer lab for Session 4. Bookmark the interactive Theme Poems tool so that students can easily access it.

  2. Place sticky notes to cover the poem titles in Flicker Flash so students can guess the titles in Session 1.

  3. Make one photocopy for each student of the Theme Poem Rubric and two photocopies for each student of the Five Senses Checklist.

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