Poetry Lessons: Haiku and Limericks

Poetry Lessons, Free Printables & Student Poems

Hi Friends,
I’m thrilled to share the poetry lessons my 7th graders just completed. They rocked poetry. As a teacher, I loooove when teachers share ideas with downloadable worksheets, so that’s what you’ll get below! Most of all, I’m excited to publish my students’ model poems. Enjoy the Learning Experience & Leading Examples. 

Poetry is Music & Music is Poetry.

Learning Experience: Haiku Poem

Model Texts taken from text book & favorite Haiku online. 

  • Teach syllables: 5,7,5 pattern
  • Teach history of Haiku: Japanese poetry
  • Teach subject matter of Haiku: nature

Leading Examples: Haiku Poems by My Students

Click on the Poem to Enlarge! Enjoy these young poets’ work . . .

Leading Example: Winning Limerick Voted by My Students

  • Teach Limericks: Poetry through the Ages: Limerick at a Glance
  • Students pair up to write a limerick.
  • Put a number on the corner of each group’s limerick.
  • Have another class read and judge the winner
  • Select the top three. Announce by number.
  • Pick Overall Winner from the 1st place poems.

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Check out previous posts: Hero Poem Post ,  Animal/Shape Poem Post and
Emotion Poem  . . .
Poetry Printables included too.

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