There are considered to be be over 20 standard forms of poetry. We
focus on those that are used at the primary, elementary, and middle
school level. Poetry is a form of literature that is fits or follows a rhythm. Poems are an art form that can move us to feel emotions we weren't expecting. Students often start their introduction to poetry through simply reading it. After so time, they hunker down and realize that poetry is not only fun to read, but it is fun to write and create. They can also be fun and make the world a more interesting place. We have a very large cadre of poetry worksheets available below. If you scroll down, you will be able to find literally hundreds of worksheets that help students better understand this art form.
Alliteration - This helps the reader or audience focus on a particular portion of the work. This can create a form of calm or credence in the reader.
Assonance - This technique can create and internal rhyme to poems and increase the reader experience many times through.
Figures of Speech - When we want to bring attention to something in a rhetorical manner, we use these.
Genres - We explore the five literary genres and subcategories therein.
Grade 3 Poetry - Students are presented with the three common forms of poems for 3rd grade.
Grade 4 Poetry - The goal at this level is to be very descriptive and help your reader paint a picture in their mind.
Grade 5 Poetry - We start getting into all the major elements of poem development in 5th grade.
Haiku - Students explore this traditional form of poems from Japan.
Inversion - This is when the words in a sentence just do not seem right, but they get the job done.
Metaphors - The use of this figure of speech can help provide the reader with clarity on the nature of a relationship between two things.
Ode - We look at this style which often lends itself to honoring a person, event, or concept. Nature is often the subject of these types of poems.
Onomatopoeia - When we use language that imitates the sounds that it describes.
Personification - When project human characteristics onto something that is not human.
Poetic Analysis - We show you how to breakdown the work of other poets and your own.
Poetic Devices - These are tools that poets use to maintain rhythm and set a mood.
Similes - When you want to bring something to life for your audience.
Symbolism - We use symbols to signify perceptions and qualities in our language.
Text Structure - This has a great deal of influence over how a work is received.