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for Intermediate Students (Grades 4-6)

POETRY
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PPPST: Poetry
PowerPoint's to help you learn, fun online games and resources for teachers.

Giggle Poetry
The #1 Poetry for Kids site on the web!
VERY FUN!!!

Poetry Splatter
From RIF (Reading is Fundamental)

BBC: The Magic Key
Looking for patterns in poetry and rhymes
(Easier, but fun!

High School Magnetic Poetry
Play around with little word "magnets" to create your own free verse poetry!

Wizards and Pigs: Poetry Pickle
Fun, educational game from GameGoo
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Kids' Kits Online
Fun from "Magnetic Poetry"

Word Mover
"Magnetic Poetry" from Read Write Think
 
Melvin and Steven
Listen to the cool dudes explain poetry; from BBC
(Better for Grades 5-8)

Fridge Magnets
Create a poem about ghosts and ghouls, sweets, cats, and dragons.

Starfall Poetry

Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Read some favorite poems from Jack Prelutsky

ZuZu.org
Poetry written by kids like you! (Includes spooky, holiday, Sci-Fi, and dogs and cats)

Summer Campout Poetry
choose words to make poetry - fun activity from American Girl
 
My Monster
Fun poem to fill in and create
I Spy
Can You Find It?
From Mighty Book
 
"Horse Lover" Magnetic Poetry
Play around with little word "magnets" to create your own free verse poetry! 
 Instant Poetry Forms
Read a variety of poems and easily make your own! AWESOME FOR IDEAS!!!!!! :) :) :)
"Cat Lover" Magnetic Poetry
Play around with little word "magnets" to create your own free verse poetry!
 
Magnetic Poetry: Kids' Kits Online
Play around with little word "magnets" to create your own free verse poetry! See what other kids have created HERE.
"My Friend" Magnetic Poetry
Play around with little word "magnets" to create your own free verse poetry!
"Dog Lover" Magnetic Poetry
Play around with little word "magnets" to create your own free verse poetry!
Dositey: Proverbs
(Dositey.com) Read the proverbs, write what you think they mean, and submit it online
***(Just be safe and don't give your full name - use ONLY your first name or just your initials!)

Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions and more! Great for Poetry!! 
Free Online Rhyming Dictionary  

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Types of Poetry:
Acrostic Cinquain Diamante
Free Verse Haiku Limerick
Narrative Palindrome Quatrain
Riddles Shape Poems Songs and Lyrics
Sonnet Tanka Tongue Twisters
     

 

Acrostic


Acrostic Poems
What is an acrostic poem? Find out and create your own at Read-Write-Think!

Shadow Poetry: Acrostic Poetry
Definition of and examples of acrostic poetry.

Acrostic Forms
Cool forms to use for writing your own poetry
     

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Cinquain

Poetry Idea Engine
Online poetry fun from Scholastic

Fern's Poetry Club: Cinquains
fun writing activity from Arthur (PBS Kids)

Pumpkin Cinquains
Cinquain poetry written by Mr. Napier's Class
Pumpkin Cinquains
Written by Mrs. Akin's class
More Pumpkin Cinquains
written by Mrs. Modena's Class
Even more Pumpkin Cinquains
by Mrs. Christiansen's Class
 
PPPST: Cinquain Poetry
PowerPoint's to help you learn, fun online games and resources for teachers.
Instant Poetry Forms: Cinquain   

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Diamante

Diamante Poems
Student Interactive by Read Write Think
Diamantes by Koday's Kids
Great examples of diamante poems - all written by kids like you!
 
Diamante Poems
by Mrs. Murphy's Class 
  Instant Poetry Forms: Diamond  

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Free Verse

Poetry Idea Engine
Online poetry fun from Scholastic

Fern's Poetry Club
Fun resources for learning about "Narrative" poetry - from PBS Kids' Arthur
Free Verse Student Samples
     

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Haiku

PPPST: Haiku Poetry
PowerPoint's to help you learn, fun online games and resources for students and teachers.

Poetry Idea Engine
Online poetry fun from Scholastic

Children's Haiku Garden
Haiku verses with illustrations from Japanese children and other children from the USA or other countries.

Examples of Haiku
From KidZone Poetry - Scroll down to find them! 

Fern's Poetry Club
Fun resources for learning about poetry - from
Arthur (PBS Kids). Also, you can publish your poetry here!

Halloween Haiku
by kids like you!
 
Mountain Haiku Poems
by kids like you
 

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Limerick

Poetry Idea Engine
Online poetry fun from Scholastic

Is it a Limerick?
Find out what limericks are, play the limerick game, write your own and more!

Fern's Poetry Club: Limericks
Fun resources for learning about poetry - from
Arthur (PBS Kids). Also, you can publish your poetry here!

PPPST: Limericks
PowerPoint's to help you learn, fun online games and resources for students and teachers.

Limericks
From KidZone Poetry - Scroll down for examples

Limerick Factory
Create a limerick by choosing phrases from the menus.

Limericks for Children
Clean limericks for and by kids like you!

 Instant Poetry Forms: Limerick
 

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Narrative

Fern's Poetry Club
Fun resources for learning about poetry - from Arthur (PBS Kids). Also, you can publish your poetry here!

Narrative Poems
From BBC - KS2 Bitesize: English
(A quick overview of narrative poems with a nice example & illustration)

Giggle Poetry
Hilarious poems by Bruce Lansky and guest authors 
     

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Palindrome
     
     

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Quatrain
     
     

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Riddles

Writing I Spy Riddle Rhymes with Jean Marzollo

Write Your Own "I Spy" Riddle
 
     

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Shape Poems


Shape Poems
Create your poem with this fun online tool from Read-Write-Think!
 
 
Shape Poem Examples
by students like you!
 

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Songs & Lyrics

Fern's Poetry Club
Fun resources for learning about poetry - from Arthur (PBS Kids). Also, you can publish your poetry here!
"High School Musical" Lyrics
Songs from the movies - Poetry set to music! :)
 
 
     

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Sonnet
     
     

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Tanka

Instant Poetry Forms: Tanka    
     

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Tongue Twisters

It's Fun to Read: Tongue Twisters
from Starfall Reading

PPPST: Tongue Twisters
PowerPoint's to help you learn, fun online games and resources for students and teachers.
 
Poetry Race
from Giggle Poetry (Fun for kids and their teachers!)
     

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