Grades 3-4, Poetry

Grades 3-4, Poetry


Fearless Writing introduces and engages students in the poetic world of unique images and concise language.  Children often have a natural affinity for the inherent fun of poetry’s unpredictable language.  Our eight lessons present a set of skill-building examples and writing assignments.

The introductory lessons invite students to create their own short poems based on details from the five senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste).  Then students will learn to pump up the power of their language by using simile and metaphor, unpredictable comparisons, and zany line breaks.  Next, writing from other points of view will fire your child’s imagination and increase the soft skills of empathy and communication.  Multi-level perception and the use of alternative modes of learning (such as, movement) show the various sources for writing inspiration.  Finally, the last lesson in this series highlights your child’s natural sense of accomplishment as he/she writes a poem in a series of imperative verbs telling others how to be a poet.

Fearless Writers of Poetry will not forget that writing is fun!  Joy in the creative process will foster your child’s continued commitment to be a Fearless Writer.


Grades 3-4, Poetry Lesson Plans include:

  1. Comparison
  2. Imperative Verbs
  3. Introduction to Point of View
  4. Introduction to the Simile
  5. Point of View Continued
  6. Simile, Movement, Specific Place Names
  7. Understanding Line Breaks
  8. Using Specific Details from the Five Senses


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