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Reintroduce: Color Poem

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Lesson Type: Reintroduce
Grade: K, 1, 2, 3
Group Size:
Length: 20 minutes
Goal: Given a sample poem about a color, students will use a graphic organizer to create poetic figures of speech relating to another color.

Materials: Board or chart paper, Color Poem Sample (print here), Color Poem Web (print here)

What to Do


Make a large version of the Color Poem Web on the board or chart paper. Display the Color Poem Sample from Introduce: Color Poem.


1. Review some of the elements of poetry.

A poem paints a picture or expresses a feeling with words. Some poems rhyme by repeating words or letter sounds. Other poems do not rhyme; instead, they paint a word picture using colorful words and by comparing things. Some poets use similes to compare things using like or as to help paint the picture in our minds.

2. Explain the lesson.

Today we will organize our thoughts about one color on this Color Poem Web. We will use our five senses to help describe a color. We will tell how the color looks, feels, smells, tastes, and sounds.

Encourage the group to come up with a color to use.


3. Complete the Color Poem Web with the group.

4. Write the group poem on the board or chart paper.

5. Have the group read the poem together.

6. Encourage students to choose a color and write some similes (have them write one for each of the five senses) in a journal or notebook.


For Advanced Students:

Encourage these students to draft a color poem in a journal or notebook.

For Struggling Students:

These students may have difficulty describing a color using the five senses. In this case, have them brainstorm what the color reminds them of first.

For ELL Students:

These students may have trouble relating a color to different senses. You may wish to have them draw pictures of what the color brings to mind.

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