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.

Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see CCSS connections, simply click the common core icon Common Core.

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
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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.
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Use this worksheet to help students learn and remember the format for writing Diamante Poems.
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Haiku
Write your own Haiku. This worksheet includes a definition of a haiku and an sample.
Kindergarten to 5th Grades
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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
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Read about the history of haiku and answer the questions. Then write your own haiku poem.
4th Grade
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Rhyming
Choose the word that does not rhyme with the others in the set.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Color the words on the web that rhyme with the words good and enough.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Color the sections of the word web that rhyme with the words crow and thought.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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More Poetry Writing
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.
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Complete the poem by adding exciting adverbs to go along with each action verb.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Write an acrostic poem about your favorite animal. Includes a sample acrostic titled, "Tigers."
2nd through 5th Grades
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Write Another Verse
Read the poem and answer the comprehension questions. Then write another verse.
4th Grade
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