Poetry Activities for Fifth Grade Writers

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

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

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

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

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

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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