Monday, November 23, 2009

Teaching kids poetry: cinquains

Here's a great site for learning about cinquains, which are five-line poems with the syllabic rule of 2-4-6-8-2:
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=43

Here's my sample to give to Maylin:

Popcorn
Tasty, wholesome
Eating, crunching, smiling
A yummy snack that's good for me
Orville

Now I have to do some research on Orville Redenbacher so I can do some explaining. I'm also going to look up some famous cinquains. I believe it's a French form, so I'm going to look for some French ones! Fun!

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