A Quatrain of Cranes
(Made by the Eighth Graders of AWS)
Photo by Amy LV
Students - a quatrain is a four line poem stanza. Many poetry books are full of quatrains, and I like writing them too. Quatrains may rhyme in different ways, and may have different lengths of lines. You can read about some ways people rhyme their quatrains here.
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Here is a happy quatrain poem about homework and reading, written by Madelyn Stoklosa from Bonnie Evancho's second grade classroom at Pinehurst Elementary in the Frontier Central School District in Lake View, New York.
I sort of like my homework
but I do it every day,
and when I'm done with homework
I'd like to start to play.
And when it's time for reading
that is homework too,
I REALLY REALLY love to read,
I hope that you do too!
by Madelyn Stoklosa, age 8
Students - go ahead! Find two pairs of sensible rhyming words, and build a quatrain around them.
For the second half of April, I will continue to revisit last year's daily poems in an organized way, highlighting one specific idea-finding strategy or poetic technique daily.
This Month's Poetry Revisits and Lessons So Far
April 1 - Poems about Poems
April 2 - Imagery
April 3 - Poems about Animals We Know
April 4 - Line Breaks and White Space
April 5 - Poems from Everyday Life
April 6 - Free Verse
April 7 - Poems from Wonders & Questions
April 8 - Classroom Poetry Peek & Circular Poems
April 9 - Poems about Science
April 10 - Rhyming Couplets
April 11 - Riddle Poems
April 12 - List Poems
April 13 - Poems for OccasionsApril 14 - Concrete Poems
April 15 - Poems about Food
April 16 - Today - Quatrains
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