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I am looking for a template for my students to write a poem about a friend or with a friend. Anyone have one? Also if anyone has a template for writing a poem about family that would be great to!


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Try the Teachers@rRandom and/or Scholastic websites. Teachers@Random are sending out daily poems for the month of April. Maybe you can find something here. All of my poem information is at school and I'm on spring break, thank you very much, so I am sorry I can't be of a bigger help.

Here's another site for poem of the week.


http://www.geocities.com/mrmooresroo...oftheweek.html

Friends come in all sizes...Your friends will support you....And respect your creativity
For thinking outside the box...
They'll be there when you need a shoulder to lean on...Or a great big hug...A true friend takes interest in
Understanding what you're all about...
They see beyond the black and white
To discover your true colors...
And accept you just the way you ARE...
Even when you just wake up in the morning
So make your own kind of music...Follow your heart wherever it takes you...And when someone reaches out to you,
Don't be afraid to love them back...
They may just be a friend for life. ..Practice patience and tolerance....Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave...
And impossible to forget!
Author unknown
JUST ME

Nobody sees what I can see
For back of my eyes there is only me.
And nobody knows how my thoughts begin,
For there’s only myself inside my skin.
Isn’t it strange how everyone owns
Just enough skin to cover his bones?
My father’s would be too big to fit—
I’d be all wrinkled inside of it.
And my baby brother’s is much too small—
It just wouldn’t cover me up at all.
But I feel just right in the skin I wear,
And there’s nobody like me anywhere.

-- Margaret Hillert

Friendship’s Rule
Our teacher says there is a rule
We should remember while at school,
At home, at, play what ever we do.
And that’s the rule of friendship true.
If you would have friends, you must do
To them the kindly things that you
Would like to have them do and say
To you while at your work and play.
And that’s the rule of friendship true;
It works in all we say and do.
It pays to be a friend polite,
For friendship’s rule is always right.
By: M. Lucille Ford

P oetry is something that
O pens my
E ars and heart
T o
R eally listen to what
Y ou have to say

P ick a word
O ut of the dictionary
E arly in the morning
T hat rhymes with sky
R eady, set go
Y ou’re now a poet

F ind
L ove
Y ourself




The following I got from another person, but I'm not sure what site. I thank the original author for this information.

Poetry Writing
Step 1: Brainstorming
Word Warm-Ups Just as you would stretch before you go running, you need to warm up before you start writing poetry. Here are some of my favorite exercises to help you stretch your mind:
  1. Word Play
    Pick a word, any word, and think of all the words that rhyme with that word. Try first with one-syllable words, and then with words of two or more syllables.
  2. Object Observations
    Pick an object — a pencil, a brick wall, a clock, a tomato — anything. Then write down everything you notice about that object.
  3. Synonym Silliness
    Think of an adjective, such as happy, soft, tall, or sleepy. Then write down all the words you can think of that have the same meaning as that adjective. This list will help a lot when you're trying to describe things.
Tips:
Here are a few tips for you to follow that have always helped me with my writing. I recommend that you try them!
  1. Write as often as you can. That's what writers do — they write.
  2. Carry a notebook and jot down your ideas immediately.
  3. Keep a diary or journal — and try to write at least a little in it every day.
  4. Write first about the things closest to you — yourself, or your family, friends, and pets. It's a lot easier than writing about things you know little or nothing about.
  5. If you're writing poems, don't worry about trying to make them rhyme. It's much more important to say what you really want to say.
  6. Try writing two or three different poems about the same subject. Use different points of view.
  7. Look in the mirror and write about the person looking back at you. Write about how that person is feeling at that moment.
  8. Take a walk around your neighborhood — and write about the things you see there. Don't forget to take notes in your notebook.
  9. Don't expect to get things right the first time. You do sometimes, but it's definitely the exception. Rewriting is an important step.
  10. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to write, nothing comes out. Forget about writing for a while, and go off and do something else. Then try writing again later.
Step 2: Write Your Poem

Are you all warmed up? Then you're ready to write your own poem. If you want, you can choose one of the poem-starters below. You can use it to get going, and add as many stanzas of your own as you like.
Poem 1
When I awoke one morning,
A stork was on my head. I asked, "What are you doing there?"
It looked at me and said . . .

Hint: If you wish, you may substitute any one-syllable bird, bug, or mammal for the stork. You may also change the word was to "sat," "stood," "snoozed," "perched," or any other verb you think is appropriate. You'll probably wind up with a very different poem if there's a mouse on your head instead of a moose.
Poem 2
Almost every afternoon,
I eat pickles with a spoon.
Every evening right at six,
I eat pickles stacked on bricks.


Hint:You can have a lot of fun writing about other ways to eat pickles. You can also use jellybeans, bananas, or potato chips instead of pickles — and explain the different ways that you eat them. It's up to you.

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OUR SCHOOL FAMILY
Our family comes from many towns.
Our hair is straight.
Our hair is brown.
Our hair is curled.
Our eyes are blue.
Our skins are different colours, too.
Weíre girls and boys.
Weíre big and small.
Weíre young and old.
Weíre short and tall.
Weíre everything that we can be

A sentence, sentence, sentence
Is complete, complete, complete
When 5 simple rules
It meets, meets, meets.
It has a subject, subject, subject
And a verb, verb, verb.
It makes sense, sense, sense
With every word, word, word.

Add a capital letter, letter
And an end mark, mark.
Now, we're finished, and aren't we smart!
Now, our sentence has all its parts!

REMEMBER
Subject, Verb, Com-plete sense,
Capital letter, and an end mark, too.
That's what a sentence is all about!
A FRIEND
A friend is like a flower,
a rose to be exact,
Or maybe like a brand new gate
that never comes unlatched.
A friend is like an owl,
both beautiful and wise.
Or perhaps a friend is like a ghost,
whose spirit never dies.
A friend is like a heart that goes
strong until the end.
Where would we be in this world
if we didn't have a friend.
by
Breena Park


A FRIEND
A friend is there before you know it
To lend a hand before you ask it
And give you love just when you need
It most
Forever Friends

This morning I searched my wallet...
It was empty...

Then I checked my pockets....
I found a few coins...

Then I searched my heart....
and found you!!!

I realized how Rich I really am!!!

Thanks for being my friend
and e-mail buddy!!!

May you be as rich
as I am!!!

LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR
THE STORM TO PASS.....
IT'S ABOUT LEARNING
TO DANCE IN THE RAIN!!!


Friendshipís Rule
Our teacher says there is a rule
We should remember while at school,
At home, at, play what ever we do.
And thatís the rule of friendship true.
If you would have friends, you must do
To them the kindly things that you
Would like to have them do and say
To you while at your work and play.
And thatís the rule of friendship true;
It works in all we say and do.
It pays to be a friend polite,
For friendshipís rule is always right.
By: M. Lucille Ford

BUTTERFLYButterflies come in all different colors.
To me, each color represents a feeling or idea:
Courage, knowledge, wisdom, or a dream.
Not only a dream, but a goal of reaching
What's hidden in your heart.
Learning to depend on one's self
Although there are boundaries in our paths.
I find great comfort because I find
Friendship with those along the same road.
A flower almost died in me
But, I discovered I don't have to depend
Only upon myself.
With the love of my family in the Help Group
I find my talents, my feeling, self-esteem,
And, I dream of flying high above
Like a butterfly.
Butterflies are amazing creatures
Being in the heart of flowers where butterflies meet
Is like the warmth of caring friends.
Butterflies warm and light up a summer's day
Like love can light up our lives.
Butterflies make life colorful
Like new experiences and feelings
Like a child becomes an adult.
A butterfly struggles from a caterpillar,
Into a creature beautiful and alive!
I hope to be like that butterfly
Tireless in my struggle to leave the cocoon!
Not to quit, but to achieve my goals,
And be beautiful like a
BUTTERFLY!


Friends come in all sizes...Your friends will support you....And respect your creativity
For thinking outside the box...
They'll be there when you need a shoulder to lean on...Or a great big hug...A true friend takes interest in
Understanding what you're all about...
They see beyond the black and white
To discover your true colors...
And accept you just the way you ARE...
Even when you just wake up in the morning
So make your own kind of music...Follow your heart wherever it takes you...And when someone reaches out to you,
Don't be afraid to love them back...
They may just be a friend for life. ..Practice patience and tolerance....Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave...
And impossible to forget!


JUST ME

Nobody sees what I can see
For back of my eyes there is only me.
And nobody knows how my thoughts begin,
For thereís only myself inside my skin.
Isnít it strange how everyone owns
Just enough skin to cover his bones?
My fatherís would be too big to fitó
Iíd be all wrinkled inside of it.
And my baby brotherís is much too smalló
It just wouldnít cover me up at all.
But I feel just right in the skin I wear,
And thereís nobody like me anywhere.

-- Margaret Hillert



BE MY VALENTINE?
Here's a little beauty,
Though it pales compared to you,
To express the thanks of my heart,
For all the things you do.
Just some little flowers,
For with whom my heart's entwined,
To let you know a simple wish,
Won't you be my Valentine?
by
John Thompson


THE SECRET PLACE

Thereís a place I go, inside myself,
Where nobody else can be,
And none of my friends can tell itís thereó
Nobody knows but me.

Itís hard to explain the way it feels,
Or even where I go.
It isnít a place in time or space,
But once Iím there, I know.

Itís tiny, itís shiny, it canít be seen,
But itís big as the sky at nightÖ
I try to explain and it hurts my brain,
But once Iím there, itís right.

Thereís a place I know inside myself,
And itís neither big nor small,
And whenever I go, it feels as though,
I never left at all.

-- Dennis Lee


Something for Everyone

Something for everyone,
thatís when a familyís fun.
Thereís lots of surprises,
with different sizes
and shapes to a family.
Something for sharing there,
with people caring there.
Itís a door you can go in,
a place you can grow in.
Itís anything you need it to be.
---- Carol Hall

The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together,
the more we get together, the happier weíll be!
For your friends are my friends,
and my friends are your friends,
the more we get together, the happier weíll be!
--- German Folk Song


How QU Came To Be

Q and U once made a bargain.
It was very long ago.
They agreed to walk together
Wherever they might go.

"I will be your loyal helper,"
said the little vowel u.
"You are so kind and I thank you,"
Said the grateful letter q.

"Now if you will stand beside me,
And will be my right-hand man,
We would work quite hard together
As two alphabet letters can."

"What if we should quarrel or quibble?"
Asked the little vowel u.
"Then we both would be unhappy
And I'm sure that wouldn't do."

"Let us come to an agreement,"
Said q to the letter u.
"When I'm quick to lose my temper,
I'll apologize to you."

So q and u are always friendly,
And together they can be seen
In many words on our book pages,
And everybody thinks it's keen.
(both by Gregory K)




P oetry is something that
O pens my
E ars and heart
T o
R eally listen to what
Y ou have to say

P ick a word
O ut of the dictionary
E arly in the morning
T hat rhymes with sky
R eady, set go
Y ouíre now a poet

F ind
L ove
Y ourself
T oday is a
H appy day for
A ll of us
N o one
K now it better than I
S o many
G reat moments
I will spend on this
V ery day
I n my house
N ear my family having a
G ood time with people I love


THANKFUL
I am thankful. I am thankful.
Yes I am! Yes I am!
I'm thankful for my family,
And the friends who love me.
Yes I am! Yes I am!



Thereís Something on Skreber

Thereís something on Skreber
That drives you to laughter,
You laugh and you laugh
Without reason or sense.
You throw back your head
And you laugh unabated,
You bend over double,
the pain is intense.

Thereís nothing thatís funny,
And yet you keep laughing,
You laugh yourself crazy
You laugh yourself blue.
You laugh till you wish
Youíd expire of laughter,
And in that same second,
You mercifully do.

-Jack Prelutsky


Frogs in Spring

Maybe theyíre glad
for the warmth of springó
thatís why frogs
in the frog pong sing.

Maybe theyíre glad
to jump and leap
after their long cold
winter sleep.

Maybe theyíre glad
to see their friendsó
thatís why they sing
when winter ends.

Maybe theyíre glad
to eat once more.
Thatís what I
would be gladdest for,

-Aileen Fisher
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Have the children write their names and then write a poem using their names. Example:

Name: Michael

M ight
I tell you how much I
C are for you
H elping me
A ll the time
E very day to
L earn how to read
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I have my students pair up.
They look at each other and make a list of what they see as they look at each other. They can look at:
color of eyes
color of hair
freckles
missing teeth
hair styles
jewelry
glasses
clothing
shoes

They write a poem together about friendship using the info in their list.

Example:
______ and ______ (kid's names) have
One ponytail
Fifteen cornrows
Two missing teeth and eighteen freckles
Two pairs of ear rings and one Hannah Montanna Watch
One Spider Man Tee
A T-Rex golf shirt
Two pairs of running shoes
But One good friendship


I take their pictures together on the same day they write the poem so the picture matches the poem.

The kids really enjoy doing this and the pictures/poems make a great display.

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Thank you! Totally going to do that!
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what a great idea HOTROD - so simple yet so effective!
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