Narrative Poetry

5th Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities

1. Connect to this link: http://www.gigglepoetry.com/.
2. Click on Favorite Poems . You will see a list of poem titles.

3. Scan the titles and choose a few to read. Find one that you like that is a narrative poem and tells a story with a beginning, middle, and end.

4. On a piece of paper, write a response to the poem that answers some or all of the following questions. Who is the main character? What is the problem in the poem? How does the character attempt to solve the problem? How is the problem solved?

To read more examples of narrative poems, connect to http://www.voicesnet.org/allpoemsonecategory.aspx?catid=NT0010.