Teaching Poetry

Poetry Templates can help students get started learning the art of writing poetry. Use these printable poem templates to help your students learn basic poetic techniques.

Poetry Printables - Poetry Templates

Use a Template to Write Your Own Poem


Here you will find Templates to get you started you write your own unique poem. We've created these printable poem templates to help you write a poem.


  1. Bio Poem Printable
    A bio poem is great for sharing information about yourself


  2. Animal Description Poem Endangered Animal
    Studying animals or find them fascinating? This one is for you. Pick you favorite animal or one that is being studied to write a poem that includes characteristics about that particular animal. This poem is also great for practice writing clear descriptions.

  3. Cinquain: Parts of Speech Syllable Count Word Count
    A cinquain is a 5 line poem that follows a specific format. There are various types of cinquains. Some are created with a number of words or syllables in mind. Another form is created using various parts of speech.

  4. Personification Poem
    Personification is when you give human attributes to objects that are not human or not alive. Try writing your own personification poem by thinking of a season and describing it as though it's a person by using characteristics of the season to describe what it would wear, smell like, and spend time doing.

    More on Personification



  5. Sonnets:
    English Shakespearean Italian Petrarchan Spenserian

    A sonnet is a poem that has 14 lines and follows a specific rhyme scheme. It comes from the Italian word that means “little song.” There are various types of sonnets, and each one is formatted a little differently, following various rhyme schemes. They are named after the poets who made them famous. These forms have been around since the sixteenth century.

    Sonnet Examples



  6. Poem About Seasons
    On each line, write one aspect that makes that stanza’s season unique.
    Examples:
    Frosty mornings (winter)
    Birds sweetly singing (spring)
    Splashing in the pool (summer)
    Coating apples in sweet candy (autumn)

  7. Haiku
    A haiku is a 3 line poem that consists of 17 syllables.
    Line 1: 5 syllables
    Line 2: 7 syllables
    Line 3: 5 syllables

    Haiku Examples



  8. Haiku Year
    To create your own "A Haiku Year", think of a way to describe each of the twelve months. For each month you will write a Haiku.
    Use these questions to help generate ideas:
    What important moment is celebrated each month?
    What is the season of that month?
    How would you describe nature each month?


  9. Emotion Poem with 5 Senses
    Writing with emotion is all about getting your reader to feel what you are feeling, whether it's excitement, despair, anticipation, joy, anger, etc. It could be the best feeling in the world. It could also be the worst.

    How To Write Poetry With Emotion



  10. ABC Poem or 2 page ABC poem
    In an ABC poem (also called an Alphabet poem), each line of the poem begins with a letter in the alphabet, starting with A and moving in order through Z.

    ABC Poem Examples


  11. Poetry Forms: Limerick Pantoum Tanka Diamante

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