Cinquain Writing

July 19, 2010 at 6:12 AM Leave a comment

by: Jennifer Perez

Now that you have been working on Poetry with your children for a little bit, how about now getting them to write their own?  A Cinquain Poem is a fun poem to begin with because it is only five lines long and deals with syllables.

Here are the outlines for Cinquains, courtesy of Pro Teacher:

Type 1:

Line 1 ~ a one-word title

Line 2 ~ a 2-word phrase that describes your title or you can just use two words

Line 3  ~ a 3-word phrase that describes an action relating to your title or just actions words

Line 4 ~ a 4-word phrase that describes a feeling relating to your topic or just feeling words

Line 5 ~ one word that refers back to your title

Type 2:

Line 1 – two syllables

Line 2 – four syllables

Line 3 – six syllables

Line 4 – eight syllables

Line 5 – two syllables

Make this a family activity or make it an individual one!  What ever you do….be sure to invite your child to share their Cinquain Poem and post for all to see!  I think you’ll be presently surprised with the outcome!

Happy Learning!

© Jennifer Perez 7/15/10

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