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Ms. Gorman's 4th Grade Poetry Unit

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Ms. Gorman's Poetry Unit This will be the last project of the year for Language Arts.

Your Task is to learn about different types of poetry.
In order to achieve this task, you will create your very own poetry book. Your Task Your Poetry Book, will include the following types of poems
Acrostic Poem
Alphabet Alliteration Poem
Color Poem
Concrete Poem
Creature Alliteration Poem
Haiku Poem Types of Poems Title Page
Your Book must have a title page and be illustrated 10pts
Contents Page: Book must include a table of contents pg. 10pts
1 Acrostic Poem 10 pts
1 Alphabet Alliteration Poem 10 pts
1 Color Poem 10 pts
2 Concrete Poems 10 pts
1 Creature Alliteration Poem 10 pts
2 Haiku Poems 10 pts CheckList In order to receive full points for each of your poems, you will need to...
Follow the directions of each type of poem
Make a rough draft of each poem
No Spelling Mistakes
Each Poem has a title
Each Poem has an illustration Poems Finalized Poetry Book is due Wednesday May 30 Due Dates Acrostic Poems are poems that go down and across. The poems don't have to ryhme, and they can have as many words as you like. You can choose any subject you like, even your own name. Highlight or make you word you choose bold in some way. Acrostic Poems C runchy, munchy
O h, so sweet
O odles of chocolate and nuts
K ids love them!
I like to eat them hot from the oven
E veryone waits for them to cool. Example Acrostic Poems D eep in the blue
O ver and under
L ike a wonder
P rancing around
H appliy clicking
I love their sound
N ever seen so much beauty
S o lets never forget In alliteration, each important word in the line begins with the same letter. These poems end up being crazy, nonsense poem. Use your imagination and alliteration skills to write three words for each alphabet letter. If you want to, write longer alliteration phrases.

First word: an adjective (word describing a noun)
Second Word: a Noun (The subject - the person or thing)
Third Word: a verb (showing the action that the subject does) Alphabet Alliteration Poem Examples of Alphabet Alliteration Poems A wesome ants ache
B ony baboons bake
C razy cats crawl
D izzy dogs drool
E ager egrets eat
F erocious ferrets fake
. etc.
Z ippy zebras zoom A rtistic anteaters ate anchovies in the afternoon in autumn
B eastly bears begged for bamboo and bread with butter
C ostly critters cut catnip for crying cats top chew
D esperate dingoes dig for dinosaur bones using dull diggers
. etc. “Cinq” means “five” in French. A cinquain is a special kind of five-line poem with a very strict form.
Line 1 One word – the subject of the poem.
This word is a noun.
Line 2 Two words describing the title
These words are adjectives, words that describe the noun
Line 3 Three words expressing action
These are verbs that tell what the noun in line one does. Separate the verbs with commas.
Line 4 Four words expressing a feeling
This can be a short phrase or a series of words.
Line 5 One word that is another word for the subject
This should be a synonym for the subject Cinquain Poems Cats
Independent, friendly
Meowing, purring, sleeping
I love my cat
Feline Examples of Cinquain Poems Motorcycle
Noisy, fast
Racing, climbing, crashing
Fun on two wheels
Dirt bike Color poems use your imagination and senses to investigate a subject. The focus of the poem is on using similes and metaphors. Similes compare two unlike things using with words “like” or “as.” For example: "The lake is like a whirlpool". Metaphors are like similes without using the word "like" or “as”. They state that one thing is something else. An example of a metaphor is “The lake is a whirlpool.” Color Poem Directions:
Line 1: ________ (color) is
Line 2: ________ (color) is
Line 3: ________ (color) is
Line 4: ________ (color) is
Line 5: ________ (color) smells like
Line 6: ________ (color) tastes like
Line 7: ________ (color) sounds like
Line 8: ________ (color) looks like
Line 9: ________ (color) feels like
Line 10: ________ (color) makes me
Line 11: ________ (color) is Color Poem Directions Blue is the color of the sky.
Blue is the waves in the ocean crashing against the shore.
Blue is the feeling I get sometimes when I’m sad.
Blue is the icy color of glacial snow.
Blue smells like freshly washed bed sheets.
Blue tastes like blueberry Kool-Aid.
Blue sounds like jets soaring through the clouds.
Blue looks like the clear waters of the Hawaiian waters as I’m snorkeling.
Blue feels like the snow on my face while I’m skiing at Mt. Bachelor.
Blue makes me want to put on my coat, hat and gloves.
Blue is my brother’s favorite color. Examples of Color Poems A concrete poem, or shape poem, is written to represent objects which they describe. The poem can be written in the shape of the object. Artwork adds to the visual effect of this type of poem. Concrete Poems Examples of Concrete Poems This type of poem makes use of alliteration to describe a creature. It is a humorous, whimsical form of poetry. The main words in each line will all begin with the letter you choose to alliterate. Each line of the poem (except line 1) should have at least 4 words alliterating with the letter you chose. Do not repeat alliterating words you have already used. The use of a dictionary is especially helpful in writing this type of poem. Creature Alliteration Poems Directions:
Line 1. Name your creature (add –ian to the end of the word)
Line 2. Tell 4 alliterating words about where your creature lives.
Line 3. Tell 4 alliterating words about what your creature eats.
Line 4. Tell 4 alliterating words what your creature likes.
Line 5. Tell 4 alliterating words about something about your creature.
Line 6. Tell 4 alliterating words about something your creature did to you. Creature Alliteration Directions This is a recatarian.
A recatarian lives on really ridiculous rectangular ranches in rural Russia.
A recatarian rudely eats rice, raspberries, radishes, roots, and rhubarb.
A recatarian likes rusty things, Rhode Island, rottweilers, and ravens.
A recatarian wore a rickety pair of roller blades and rafted down the roaring Roseburg River.
My recatarian rolled red roses over the rug in my room and ruined it. Examples of Creature Alliteration Poems This is a principalian.
Principalians live in perfect, purple pyramids on the plains of Peru.
Principalians politely eat pudding pops, and pickled pig feet with pepperon plates while drinking Pepsi. They also love pepperoni pizza.
Principalians poke peas with pencils, ponder perplexing puzzles, andperform procedures on penguins.
Principalians pose for pictures while printing poetry, practice perspective
and paint pottery. They persuade people to purchase perfume.
This principalian prescribed a painless pill for me and panicked when I pretended to perish. Examples of Creature Alliteration Poems Cont. Five senses poems use your senses to study or investigate a subject. Thefocus of the poem is on using similes. Similes are comparisons betweentwo unlike things using with words “like” or “as.”
Line 1. Tell what color an emotion or idea looks like to you.
Line 2. Tell what the emotion or idea tastes like (imagine it has a taste)
Line 3. Tell what the emotion or idea sounds like.
Line 4. Tell what emotion or idea smells like.
Line 5. Tell what the emotion or idea looks like.
Line 6. Tell how the emotion or idea makes you feel. Five Sense Poem Summer is yellow.
It tastes like lemonade.
It sounds like kids splashing in a lake.
It smells like dandelions.
It looks like boating.
It makes me feel overjoyed. Examples of 5 Senses Poem Rain is clear.
It tastes like water.
It sounds like pounding on your windows.
It smells like fresh pine trees.
It looks like dew drops on plants.
It makes me feel cool. Haiku is a form of ancient Japanese poetry. The poems are often written about things in nature or seasons. They are also written about emotions or feelings about something. Haiku poems are not written as complete sentences. They are more often written as short thoughts andc apitalization and punctuation is up to the writer. Haiku Poems Haiku follows this form:
Line 1. 5 syllables
Line 2. 7 syllables
Line 3. 5 syllables Haiku Poems Continued Include images that appeal to the five senses. What colors do you see?What sounds can you hear? What is the taste of the image? What smells do you notice? How does it feel? Since you are very limited in the number of syllables you can use, try not to repeat words and limit the use of unimportant words. Haiku Poems Continued Waking up to chirps
Birds singing in the morning
Beautiful bird songs Examples of Haiku Poems The evening sun sets
Brilliant colors glimmering
Beautiful sunsets
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