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Simile and Metaphor

Can you tell the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Help your star writer sort out her figurative language with a fun activity.

What is Onomatopoeia?

BOOM! This worksheet is full of all kinds of sound-based words, from creaks to squeaks.

Onomatopoeia Comic Word Search

An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sound it's describing. Search through this word search to find each comic book onomatopoeia!

Acrostic Name Poem

Help your child practice using adjectives to describe her friends and family, and she'll write three acrostic poems using the letters from each person's name.

Alliteration for Kids

Alliterations are awesome! Teach your young writer about this poetic device with this printable breakdown of alliteration.

Rhythm Practice for Poetry

Your budding poet can practice his rhythm in this worksheet. He'll read two poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and determine their rhythm.

Paul Revere's Ride

Any kid studying the American Revolution will likely have to memorize this famous poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

Create a Haiku

You've never created a haiku like this before! Write a haiku and then draw a picture that brings your words to life.

Poetry Rhythm

Practicing poets can refine their sense of meter and rhythm with this worksheet about stressed and unstressed syllables.

Angel Island Poetry

Try a Chinese poetry style called wu-yan-li-shi, which hopeful immigrants wrote while waiting on Angel Island in California to be admitted to the U.S.

Diamante Poems

Got a budding poet under your wing? Help her practice parts of speech by writing a diamante poem, or a diamond poem.

Cinquain Poems

Not all poetry is about rhyming and rhythm! Have some fun writing cinquain poems with your child, short poems based on parts of speech.

Robert Frost Rhyme Scheme

What better time to learn how to rhyme? Try this worksheet; it'll be sweet! Your child can learn rhyme scheme using this famous Robert Frost poem.

How to Haiku

Do you know how to haiku? This haiku worksheet gives your budding poet practice with counting syllables and noticing the role of rhythm in poetry.

Nature Haiku

Haiku poetry is great for capturing the idea of nature, and this worksheet helps your young poet make the connection.

Write a Haiku

Take a stab at haiku poetry with this free-form haiku writing worksheet. All you need is imagination and a pen!

Nonsense Words

Kids love nonsense, in case you haven't already noticed, and this wacky worksheet will work your wonderful wordsmith into a nonsense whirlwind.

Make Nonsense

Let's make some nonsense! Using "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, a poem famous for its otherworldly wacky words, your child makes his own nonsense.

Rhythm and Rhyme in Poetry

Your young poet can review the important concepts of rhyme and rhythm by completing some practice exercises based on this poem.

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