Poetry Activities for Fifth Grade Writers

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Encourage your young writer to express himself with poetry exercises that turn hum-drum writing into something beautiful.

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Write a List Poem

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If you can make a list, you can write a poem! Get your child to practice writing and express herself with a list poem.

Book Spine Poems

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Let your aspiring poet use book titles to create a funky and visually-appealing masterpiece!

Write a Funny Limerick

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Your fifth grade aspiring poet will be delighted to learn how to write limericks, funny poems that correspond to a simple rhyming structure.

Write a Secret Sentence Poem

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Write a poem with a twist! Your child can write a poem that also has a secret sentence hidden within the words of the poem.

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Apostrophe Poem

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Not every poem needs to be about leaves and love. If your fifth grader is more attached to his phone or computer, introduce him to the apostrophe poem.

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