How to Write a Free Verse Poem

Budding poets compose an original free verse poem. Encouraged to use personification and alliteration, scholars read over three tips and examples then try their hand at drafting a poem of their own style.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Plan a poetry showcase in which class members read one of their finished poems for their peers 
  • Gather several books that feature free verse poems, give learners time to browse the collection between tasks 
  • Display finished products during Open House or Back to School Night for families to read and enjoy 
Classroom Considerations

  • The plan is designed to be read and followed by pupils
Pros

  • The plan is written in a kid-friendly language 
  • Boosts creativity 
Cons

  • Examples are typed in a lighter, more challenging color to read, front