Evoking the Senses in a Poem

Budding poets choose a topic for a sensory-filled poem. Authors describe that topic using detailed language based on the five senses. Then, switch the senses to create a fanciful poem intended to add a touch of fun to the objective. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have authors read their poem aloud, invite the class to close their eyes to better see what is being read 
  • Display sentence frames or create a handout that learners can reference during the lesson
  • Gather a collection of poems that strongly use the five senses, allow pupils to browse them when they finish tasks early 
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should know the five senses 
  • The plan is intended to be followed by class members, but can also be lead by a teacher 
  • Examples are provided 
  • The example works as sentence frames 
  • Some font color may be difficult to read