Step-by-step Forms of Poetry Worksheets
Each of these sheets are two pages. We first walk you through writing a poem in a certain style and then we prompt you through writing your own poem in this format.
Writing Acrostic Poetry - This form of poetry takes the very letters of a word or phrase and prompts you to write sentences that are both themed to the word or phrase and contain the letter(s) you are working with.
Alphabet Poetry - This format uses the letters of the alphabet in order. Great birthday idea for you on this one too.
Autobiographical Poetry - Write about yourself and be critical.
Writing Ballads - Usually written in singing format, they can really make the classroom a fun place.
Cinquain Poetry - This is a very standardized format that math oriented people like, for some reason.
Color Poetry - Express all your senses when using this format.
Diamante Poetry - When I was a kid, the teacher introduced this poem format as the style that is shaped like a "woman's best friend". I remember thinking, "How does she know my dog Cody?"
Epitaph Poetry - Take a sad art and give it a little bit of life.
Explorer Poetry - Yes, this is part of the core curriculum. That caught us by surprise too.
Writing Haiku - A traditionally short format. Originating from Japan.
I Wish Poetry - Everything in this one starts with "I wish..."
Lie Poetry - These are awesome! I love to read what the kids come up with.
Limericks - Often very funny. Many kids have fun with these.
Monster Poems - Write about that monster under your bed or in your closet.
Rhyming Poetry - It's Rhyme time! Fun by the ton!
Shape (Or Concrete) Poems - Just knowing they need to create a shape, kids go the extra mile for this style of poetry.
Third Eye Poems - These poems are so fun, but hard for students to get a handle on quickly.
Science Acrostic Poem WorksheetsStudents write acrostic poems that related to Science.
- Elements, Compounds, And Mixtures
- Food / Nutrition
- Forces Of Nature
- Human Body
- Magnets and Electricity
- Planet Earth