Kite Poetry Templates: These unique kite shaped templates will have your students' poetry flying high in the air!
For this poetry lesson, students write a shape poem where each line of the poem gets shorter in length.
Students cut out the kite templates along the thick black borders, and then they have unique kite shaped poetry projects. These kite templates will look more realistic if you add string or ribbon and make a tail for the kites.
These kite poetry projects will make a colorful bulletin board display in your classroom. They would also look impressive hung from the ceiling of your classroom.
Everything that you need to complete this kite poetry project is included in this set of teaching resources. All that you will need is scissors, coloring pencils, and string for the kites.
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 kite poetry templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.
Next, my students edit and revise the first drafts of their 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 poetry teaching resources. The writing lines on this worksheet match the lines on the final draft kite template.
After students have edited and revised the first drafts of their kite poems, you should give them their final draft kite templates. These kite templates have thick borders, so it is easy for the students to cut out their kite poetry templates themselves.
The kite templates measures 10 inches in length and 7 inches in width.
As I am introducing this poetry project to my students, I like to begin by sharing my kite poem with my students.
At the front of the classroom, I display an example of what the final draft kite templates look like. By providing a visual example at the very beginning of this lesson activity, my students know what their poetry assignments will look like when they have completed their final drafts.
For final draft poetry assignments, when I give my students fun templates to write on, I have found that they tend to use their best effort, and they are more careful to not make careless errors.
I have included a red kite template for you to use as a visual example to share with your students so that you don't have to spend time coloring this kite template yourself.
There are 6 other color kite templates in this set: green, orange, blue, yellow, pink, and purple (see examples below).
Along with the red kite template, you can print out multiple copies of these 7 colorful kites and give them to your students to write their poems on instead of the black and white kite template.
If you use the color kite templates with your students, your finished bulletin board display of your students' kite poems will be an bright array of rainbow colors.
Your colorful kite bulletin board 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 on their own at home on their computers.
This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum and grading papers, so I have included a matching 5 page banner for your kite poetry bulletin board display.
You can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can
use it year after year for bulletin board displays of these kite poems.
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