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74 poem

How to Write a Poem

Writing in English


About this printable lesson

In this lesson, students learn how to write a few different types of poems, including limericks and acrostic poems. They also learn about common elements found in poetic writing, such as metaphors and similes. After this lesson, your class can put together a poetry anthology.

Lesson Materials

  • Est. time to teach:2–3 hours
  • Pages:9

In This Lesson

  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension
  • introduction to structured poems
  • writing practice
  • peer evaluation
  • group project
  • rhyme
  • rhythm
  • syllable
  • illustration
  • antonym
  • good copy
  • rhyme scheme
  • meter
  • alliteration
  • simile
  • metaphor
  • stanza