Cinquains and Other Kinds of Poems

5th Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities

1. Connect to this link: http://members.optushome.com.au/kazoom/poetry/cinquain.html.

2. Read the page to learn about the similarities and differences between traditional cinquains and modern cinquains.

3. Scroll down the page and read the poems.

4. On a blank sheet of paper, assign a number to each poems on the site. Then identify each as a traditional or modern cinquain.

5. Brainstorm a subject you'd like to write about. It could be nature, sports, someone you know, a pet or anything else that interests you.

6. Write a cinquain about the subject you chose. Identify it as traditional or modern.
To read more examples of poetry in different styles, click on http://www.kathimitchell.com/poemtypes.html.