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Writing Poetry

The worksheets on this page guide students through the poetry-writing process. We have worksheets for teaching haiku writing, couplets, acrostic poems, rhyming, alliteration, and more.

writing poetry Worksheets

Couplets

Practice writing rhyming couplets. This worksheet includes a definition of couplets and an example.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Choose a word to complete each rhyming couplet. Then write your own.
2nd through 5th Grades

Diamante Poems

Use this packet to learn all about Diamante, or Diamond Poems. Find out information on the origins of Diamante Poems, steps on how to write one, and practice sheets.
Use this worksheet to help students learn and remember the format for writing Diamante Poems.

Haiku

Write your own Haiku. This worksheet includes a definition of a haiku and an sample.
Kindergarten to 5th Grade
In this craft project, students write tree haiku about zoo animals. Then cut and color to make a "haiku zoo" chain display.
2nd through 5th Grades
Read about the history of haiku and answer the questions. Then write your own haiku poem.
4th Grade

Rhyming

Choose the word that does not rhyme with the others in the set.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the words on the web that rhyme with the words good and enough.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Color the sections of the word web that rhyme with the words crow and thought.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Alliteration

In this activity, students will read the sentences and underline the words that begin with the same consonant sound.
2nd through 4th Grades
Students will read the poem, "A Misty, Mellow Morning," and underline all the words that have alliteration. Students will also write their own example of alliteration.
2nd through 4th Grades

More Poetry Writing

Make a poetry pennant display for your classroom. Each student writes and poem and copies it to the pennant. Hang the pennants on a string across the classroom.
2nd through 6th Grades
In this activity students will think about different habitats and the plants and animals found within them. They will then write a poem about the plants and animals found within a particular habitat. Background on habitats, graphic organizer, poem example, and poem layout included in packet.
3rd through 6th Grades
Complete the poem by adding exciting adverbs to go along with each action verb.
2nd through 5th Grades
Write an acrostic poem about your favorite animal. Includes a sample acrostic titled, "Tigers."
2nd through 5th Grades

Write Another Verse

Read the poem and answer the comprehension questions. Then write another verse.
4th Grade
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Poems for Kids

We have scores of poems, written for students in all grade levels.

Syllable Worksheets

Learn how to divide words into syllables with these printable worksheets.

Rhyming Words

Learn to recognize simple rhyming words. Most of these worksheets are geared towards younger students.

Similes and Metaphors

Use these worksheets to learn about writing similes and metaphors.

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