Poetry Lesson Plans:
Unique Creative Writing Templates For Poems

Poetry Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

Poetry Lesson Plans, Teaching Resources, Projects,
Templates, and Worksheets For Elementary School Teachers





Engage Your Students in Creative
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Writing Poems is Fun


blue bullet point Writing Poems Elementary Girl Students Have you found it difficult to come up with new, creative, and engaging ideas for writing poetry during your language arts lessons?

blue bullet point The poetry writing templates that you will find on this page are unique in shape, size, and themes.

blue bullet point These finished poetry projects will make a dynamic and colorful bulletin board display of your students' poetry work that they will be proud of.

blue bullet point It is often difficult to get students enthusiastic about writing poetry. I have found that my students immediately become more interested in writing poems when the poetry templates are unique in shape and have interesting themes.

blue bullet point Writing Poetry Elementary Girl Student When I give my students unique and 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.

blue bullet point All of the poetry lesson plans and sets on this page contain:

  • First draft black and white poetry worksheet
  • Final draft poetry template
  • Five page matching bulletin board display banner


Below is a list of the fun poetry lessons plans that are available on my website.

This list has been grouped together by academic and holiday themes.

If you scroll further down on this page, you will be able
to see visual examples of these same poetry projects and templates.


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Poetry Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

POETRY LESSON PLANS TO USE
ALL YEAR LONG:

All About Me Poems (pencil templates) | Simile Lesson Plans (snake templates)

Caterpillar Poems and Templates | Color Poems (ice cream templates)

Kite Poetry Templates | Thank You Acrostic Poem



HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL
POETRY LESSON PLANS:

Peace Day Lesson Plans - Poems (September 21)

Pumpkin Acrostic Poems | Ghost Acrostic Poems

S.N.O.W. Globe Acrostic Poem | Valentine's Day Poetry Set

St. Patrick's Day Poem | Earth Day Poems (April 22)

Spring Acrostic Poem (rainbow templates)

Mother's Day Lesson Plans (flower templates)



Fun Poetry Lesson Plans Below you will find a list of the fun poetry teaching resources that are available on Unique Teaching Resources.

Each of the boxes below contains a short description and a small picture of each of my poetry lesson plans.

If you click on the underlined link at the bottom of each box, you will be taken to a web page that describes that poetry teaching resource in more detail. This new web page will show you larger pictures of the poem template, as well as the 5 page bulletin board banner that is included in all of my poetry lesson plans.



Poetry Lesson Plans to
Use All Year Long

All About Me Pencil Poems

All About Me Poem Pencil Templates

These pencil poetry templates will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to write a fun introductory biography poem about themselves.

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Simile Poetry Lesson Plans

Simile Poem Snake Poetry Templates

Are you looking for a fun and engaging poetry lesson activity that emphasizes using similes? These Simile Snake poems will make a very colorful poetry display in your classroom.

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Caterpillar Poetry Templates

Fun Caterpillar Poetry Templates for Poems

If you have 25 students in your classroom, you can create a caterpillar display that is over 15 feet long with these unique poetry lesson plans. Each student writes a poem in one of the caterpillar templates.

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Ice Cream Color Poems

My Favorite Color Poems Ice Cream Templates

These ice cream shaped poems 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, he could write a poem about the ocean.

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Kite Poetry Templates

Kite Shaped Poetry Writing Templates

These poetry lesson plans will have your students' poetry flying high in the air! Students write a shape poem where each line of their poem is shorter in length than the previous line.

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Thank You Acrostic Poems

Thank You Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem Worksheet

For these poetry lesson plans, students write an acrostic poem with the letters that form the words T.H.A.N.K.Y.O.U. Thank-sgiving is an ideal time for this poetry assignment!

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Seasonal and Holiday Poetry Lesson Plans
September Through June

Peace Day September 21

Peace Day Acrostic Poem Globe Templates

Students write an acrostic poem with the letters that form the word P.E.A.C.E. They cut the templates along the thick black border, and then they have unique globe shaped Peace Day poetry templates.

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Pumpkin Poetry Templates

Halloween Pumpkin Poetry and Poem Templates

Students write an acrostic poem with the letters that form the word P.U.M.P.K.I.N. They cut the templates along the thick black border, and then they have unique pumpkin shaped poetry templates.

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Ghost Poetry Templates

Halloween Ghost Acrostic Poem Templates

October is a fun time to include some poetry writing activities into your language arts lessons. For this activity, students write an acrostic poem with the letters that form the word G.H.O.S.T.

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S.N.O.W. Globe Templates

Winter Snow Acrostic Poem and Poetry Templates

This S.N.O.W. acrostic poem is designed inside a snow globe template. There are separate templates for girls (shown here) and boys. Your students will enjoy these fun winter poetry lesson plans.

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Valentine's Day Poem Set

Valentine's Day Poems and Poetry Worksheets

This Valentine's Day Poetry Set includes two different heart shaped poem templates. The first is a general poetry worksheet and the second is a L.O.V.E. acrostic poem.

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St. Patrick's Day Poem

St. Patrick's Day Poem and Poetry Writing Worksheet

"May the Luck of the Irish" be with your students as they write a poem for St. Patrick's Day. This would be a wonderful time to introduce your students to writing an Irish limerick!

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Earth Day April 22

Earth Day April 22 Acrostic Poem and Poetry Lesson Plans

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. This is a perfect opportunity for your students to write an acrostic poem with an environmental theme that is set inside a globe template.

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S.P.R.I.N.G. Rainbow Poem

Rainbow Shaped Poetry Writing Templates

This is a S.P.R.I.N.G. rainbow shaped acrostic poem. This acrostic poem is different because the key letters appear in the middle of the poem, instead of at the beginning of the poem.

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Spring Acrostic Poem


Mother's Day Flower Template

Mother's Day Card and Flower Poem Templates

Are you looking for a Mother's Day activity that is unique and different? Every mother loves to receive flowers on Mother's Day! Students write Mother's Day poems inside these unique flower templates.

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Examples of Poetry Projects That
Are Found On Unique Teaching Resources:

All About Me Poems Bulletin Board Display Banner

Poetry Lesson Plans All About Me Poem Templates

Example #1: All About Me Poems
(Pencil Templates and Matching Bulletin Board Display Banner)


Spring Rainbow Poems Bulletin Board Display Banner

Rainbow Poetry Acrostic Poem Templates

Example #2: Spring Acrostic Poem
(Rainbow Templates and Matching Bulletin Board Display Banner)


Mother's Day Bulletin Board Display Banner For Elementary School Classroom

Mother's Day Cards Lesson Plans Flower Templates
Example #3: Mothers Day Lesson Plans
(Flower Templates and Matching Bulletin Board Display Banner)









Limerick Resources for Teachers and Parents

An Alphabet Trip To The Limerick Zoo Letter Author: Jeannette Ramirez blue bullet point Are you looking for a poetry read aloud picture book that will engage your students in listening to fun limericks about animals?

blue bullet point If so, head on over to the zoo with your students and read them An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo written by Jeannette Ramirez.

blue bullet point Learning how to write limericks is often a difficult concept for elementary students to understand. By using the 26 examples of limericks found in this poetry picture book, you will be able to introduce your students to limericks and teach them the rules for writing limericks.

A to Z Blocks blue bullet point An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo is an A to Z poetry picture book. Jeannette Ramirez has written 26 delightful limericks about animals starting with an aardvark and ending with a zebra.

blue bullet point Use each limerick as a quick warm up activity by reading one poem each morning for 26 days of school. By the 26th day of school, your students will have a very good understanding about the rules and rhythm for writing their own limericks.

blue bullet point After reading all 26 animal limerick poems to your students, have your class create their own A to Z limerick book on animals, countries, favorite books, or a topic that you are currently studying in class.

An Alphabet Trip To The Limerick Zoo Letter F Example Author Jeannette Ramirez

Above: Example of the "Letter F" from An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo


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