Note: This set of poetry lesson plans uses the words color and favorite on the student worksheets and on the ice cream templates. There is a second copy of the worksheets and templates in this set of poetry teaching resources which contains the spelling colour and favourite for teachers in countries that spell these words this way.
These unique ice cream shaped poetry templates are a fun way for your students to write a poem about their favorite colors.
For example, if a student's favorite color is blue, she could write a poem about the ocean and then color her ice cream scoops blue. On the other hand, a student who loves green could write a poem about crocodiles and he would color his ice cream scoops green.
Students cut out their ice cream scoops and cone templates along the thick borders and then glue the ice cream scoops on top of their cones. When this unique poetry project has been assembled, your students will have fun ice cream cones projects to write their color poems on.
Since each student will color his or her ice cream cone their favorite color, these ice cream poems will make a very colorful poetry bulletin board display in your classroom. This poetry display will end up looking like a rainbow of different ice cream colors and your classroom bulletin board will be sure to capture everyone's attention!
Everything that you need to complete these color poems is included in this set of poetry lesson plans. All that you will need is scissors, coloring pencils, and glue.
For creative writing assignments, I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process.
For this reason, my students never begin writing their poems on their final draft ice cream poetry templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, they edit and revise their color poems on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.
Below is an example of the first draft worksheet that is included in this set of resources.
After your students have edited and revised the first drafts of their COLOR POEMS, you should give them their final draft ice cream templates.
The ice cream templates measure 17 inches in length and 6 inches in width after they have been assembled together.
These ice cream templates have thick borders, so it is easy for students to cut out their ice cream poetry templates themselves.
When I am introducing this poetry assignment to my students, I like to begin by sharing my color poem with my students.
At the front of the classroom, I display an example of what the final draft ice cream cone templates look like. By providing a visual example at the very beginning of this lesson activity, my students know what their poetry projects will look like when they have completed their final drafts.
For creative writing assignments, when I give my students fun poetry templates to write on, I have found that they tend to use their best effort, and they are more careful to not make careless spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
I have included color ice cream templates for you to use as a visual example to share with your students, and so that you will not have to spend time coloring these ice cream templates yourself.
This set of poetry lesson plans contains 8 different colors of ice cream scoops: red, yellow, blue, orange, green, pink, purple, and brown (see below).
You can choose to print out multiple copies of these 8 colorful ice cream templates and give them to your students to write their poems on instead of using the black and white ice cream templates.
If you use the color ice cream templates with your students, your classroom bulletin board display of your students' poems will be a bright array of rainbow colors.
Your colorful ice cream poetry classroom display
will be sure to capture everyone's attention!
I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend hours of time cutting out large display letters or making a banner at home on their computers.
This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum, so I have included a matching 5 page banner for your poetry bulletin board display.
If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can use it year after year for bulletin board displays of these ice cream poems.
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