Writing Sensory Poems guides your students step by step through the process of writing a poem that lets readers see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the subject. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students learn poetic techniques and structures. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.
Students warm up their thinking by describing an object using all five of the senses. They also experiment with creating metaphors and similes about the object. Afterward, students read two different sensory poems and analyze each in writing. These experiences prepare students to write their own sensory poems:
- Prewriting activities help students select a topic for their poems, gather sensory details about the topic, and begin to arrange the details in a poetic order.
- Writing activities help students use sensory details, metaphors, and similes to shape the imagery of their poems, and rhyme, repetition, and rhythm to create sound for their poems.
- Revising and Editing checklists help students improve their poems in big ways and small ways.