Vermilion Parish 4th Grade Curriculum"Raising the Bar"

Seasonal Poetry and Art Units

Theme Writing Templates Websites

Poetry Lesson Plans/Centers

Lesson Plans Black Lines/Printable

Poetry Lesson Plan
Poetry Presentation Rubric

Poetry Vocabulary
Characteristics of a Poem

Poetry Terms
Poetry Interpretation
Quotes and Thoughts
Poetry Comparison Chart

Poetry Task Cards
Letter to the Author

"How I Feel' Worksheet

Types of Poems Sample Directions Blank Templates

Bio Poem  

Spring, Easter

Easter, Spring Easter Dress , Spring
Phrase Poem   Example Example Lincoln Hat. Sun,
Character Poem


Groundhog Valentine , Washington,   Lincoln Groundhog, Lincoln
Name Poem

Mrs. Snowman

Winter, Christmas   Winter, Christmas
Pyramid Poem Alligator Alligator

Bee , Bird,  Sun Flower,
Fairy,   Lady Bug,

Hyperbole Simile/Metaphor Personification Figurative Language  
Hyperbole Cards

Hyperbole Cards 

Metaphor  Cards 
Simile Cards 

Metaphor Cards
Simile Cards

Personification Cards

Personification Cards

Figurative Lang.  Sort
Figurative Lang. Fill in the Blank

Figurative Lang. Sort 
Figurative Lang. Fill in the Blank

October  (Top)

Cinquain,- Example
 Acrostic - Example)
Leaf - Acrostic
Leaf - Cinquain
Pumpkin  - Acrostic
Pumpkin - Cinquain
Leaf 1 - Blank
Leaf 2 - Blank
Pumpkin - Blank
Apple - Blank
Scare Crow - Blank
Fall Writing 
Fall Writing
Brainstorm Cinquain
List Poem: "When I Was..."
Fall Crafts DLTK

Halloween Crafts
Halloween Crafts

Poet Tree - Use w/ leaf 1 or 2

Cinquain, - Example
 Acrostic- Example)
Ghost  - Acrostic
Ghost - Cinquain
Haunted House - Acrostic
Haunted House - Cinquain
Haunted House - Lined
Bat - Blank
Ghost 1 - Blank
Ghost 2 - Blank
Halloween Writing 

Halloween Writing  

December (Top)

Diamante - Example
Name Poem - Example
Acrostic Name Example
Haiku  - Example)
Snowman - Diamante
Snowman - Haiku
Coat - Diamante
Coat - Haiku
Winter - Name Poem
Snowman 1 - Blank
Snowman 2 - Blank
Coat - Blank
Winter Writing
Winter Writing
Diamante Brainstorm
Name Poem Sample
"I used to be... But now I'm..."

Kid Soup Snowman
Winter Art
Geocities Winter

Winter Activities
Kid Soup Penguin
Family Fun Patchwork

Christmas Activities
Diamante - Example
Name Poem - Example
Acrostic Name Example
Haiku - Example)
Ornament -Diamante
Santa - Diamante
Santa - Haiku
Stocking - Haiku
Christmas - Name Poem
Ornament - Blank
Stocking - Blank
Santa Hat - Blank
Christmas Writing  
Christmas Writing

February (Top)

President's Day
Quatrains - Example
Character /Bio  - Example
Phrase -
Washington - Character
Lincoln - Character
Flag - Quatrain/Phrase
Lincoln Hat - Quatrain/Phrase
Lincoln Hat - Blank
Flag - Blank
Flag Writing
Flag Writing
"I Love..."
Found Poem

Presidents Day Coin
Presidents Day

Groundhog's Day
Groundhog's Day Theme

Valentine Arts and Crafts

Valentine Day Activities DLTK
Groundhog Day
Quatrains - Example
Character /Bio  - Example
Phrase -
The Legend of the Groundhog
Cloud - Quatrain/Phrase
Sun - Quatrain/Phrase
Groundhog - Character
Sun - Blank
Cloud - Blank
Groundhog's Day
Groundhog Day Writing
Character Sample
Valentine Day
Quatrains - Example
Character /Bio  - Example
Phrase -
Valentine's Around the World
Valentine - Character
Valentine - Quatrain/Phrase
Heart - Blank Kid Soup Valentine Art
Valentine's Day  
Valentine Day Writing

April (Top)

Character /Bio  - Example
Pyramid - Example
- Example)
Spring - Character
Bee - Pyramid
Bird - Pyramid
Sun - Pyramid
Flower- Pyramid
Fairy - Pyramid
Lady Bug - Pyramid
Cloud - Blank
Bird- Blank
Sun- Blank
Flower- Blank
Lady Bug - Blank
Spring Writing  
Spring Writing
Bio Example
"I Remember..."
"Happy Birthday Poem"
Easter Activities
Arts and Craft Easter

Spring Activities
Arts and Crafts Spring

Poetry Project

Character /Bio  - Example
Pyramid - Example
- Example)
Egg -Lined
Rabbit - Pyramid
Easter Dress - Bio
Easter - Bio
Bunny - Blank
Egg - Blank
Easter Writing
Easter Writing
Bio Sample

Extra Resources (Top)

Get Kids to Love Poetry
Types of Poems
51 Poetry Types
Shape Poems
Bio Poem
Diamante Poems
Holiday Poem Samples
5 W's Activities
Poetry Pages
Poetry with Pizzazz

Poetry 4 Kids
Kathi Mitchell
Mrs. McGowan
Cathy Chavez
Types of Poems

An Apple A Day
Elocution Rubric
Shadow Poetry - Resources
Poet's Page - Seasonal
Poetry Class - Lessons
Acrostic Poems

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