Center Focus


  1. Have a variety of cinquains available for your students to read.
  2. They should observe what they have in common to get the general feel of this type of poetry.
  3. Students will create their own cinquains following the following outline:
    • LINE 1: One Word, Subject of Poem
    • LINE 2: Two Words, Describe the Title
    • LINE 3: Three Words , Describe an Action
    • LINE 4: Four Words, a Feeling
    • LINE 5: One Word, Refers to the Title
  4. Have students illustrate their poem. Combine with an art lesson on mosaics, watercolor or oil pastels.

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