FES 4th Graders Learn and Write Poetry

Target 1 : Student-Centered Learning – FWSU students will engage in personalized learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.

Action Step  Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.

Poetry Wall

In celebration of Poetry Month, fourth grade students have been learning about – and writing their very own – poems! The students began learning about Haiku which originated in Japan. Traditionally, Haiku verse is written about things in nature and follows a 3 line pattern of 5-7-5 syllables.

Cinquains  (Sin-kane) are a form of poetry created in the early 1900’s. Cinq comes from the french word which means five. Cinquain poems can use the following patterns; 2 syllable, 4 syllable, 6 syllable, 8 syllable, 2 syllable or 1 word, 2 words, 3 words, 4 words, 1 word.

Summer Haiku

Stars GreenMtns




In the weeks to come, the students will continue to write poetry, learning more about narrative, limerick, and free-verse forms. A collection of their best work will be gathered and published in a classroom Anthology.

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