A morning of cinquain poems

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Dear Julie,

Your daily writing tips emails are fast becoming one of my all time favourite homeschooling resources! I look forward to opening your emails every morning, and my entire family is enjoying the fun writing suggestions you send along to us.

Last week we had great fun verbally “writing” reference letters for each other, and even my 3 year old son was in there having a blast coming up with his own versions. (He was very excited to be deemed a world class expert at licking icing off of cakes!)

This morning we had a wonderful time writing cinquain poems.* I thought I’d share some of our’ poems with you so you can see first hand what you’re inspiring.

By Fallon (10 yrs):

Sloane
Cute, cuddly
Running, hugging, kissing
I love Sloane
Sister

Dragons
Big, friendly
Flying, eating, sleeping
He burns my hand
Friends

Describing her drawing of a robot couple!

Robot
Metal, electric
Loving, scanning, talking
He loves his wife
Husband

By Eamonn (8 yrs):

Sword
Thin, diamond
Slicing, dicing, ricing
My sword is my hoard
Dagger

By Mama:

Mountains
Majestic, miraculous
Moving, morphing, mourning
Marking many millennia
Monumental

Thanks for all the work you do to inspire and cheer us all on. We appreciate it so much!

Warmly,
Melanie

*A cinquain is a five-lined poem and can be written various ways (some cinquains use different numbers of syllables for each line). For young writers we recommend:

  1. One word (a noun, the subject of the poem)
  2. Two words (adjectives that describe the subject in line 1)
  3. Three words (-ing action verbs (participles) that relate to the subject in line 1)
  4. Four words (a phrase or sentence that relates feelings about the subject in line 1)
  5. One word (a synonym for the subject in line 1 or a word that sums it up)

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