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Cinquain Poetry 3 rd Grade Cathy Douglas Leslie Maxwell 4300 C Dr. Tonja Root Fall 2008 Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008.

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1 Cinquain Poetry 3 rd Grade Cathy Douglas Leslie Maxwell 4300 C Dr. Tonja Root Fall 2008 Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

2 Prewriting Cathy Douglas Georgia Performance Standard ELA3W1 – The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. The student… m. Prewrites to generate ideas, develops a rough draft, rereads to revise, and edits to correct. Primary Learning Outcome The student will understand the components of Cinquain Poetry to create their own Cinquain Poem. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

3 Cinquain Poetry This is a five line poem 1 st line: Subject or noun 2 nd line: Two adjectives that describe the subject or noun in line 1 3 rd line: Three action or –ing verbs that describes what the subject is doing Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

4 Cinquain Poetry 4 th line: A phrase that describes the subject or noun in line 1 5 th line: A one word synonym that renames the subject or noun in line 1 Remember: Cinquain poems do not have to rhyme! Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

5 Cinquain Poetry What is a noun?  Nouns are words that name a person, place or thing. What is an adjective?  Adjectives are words that describe the noun. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

6 Cinquain Poetry What is an action verb?  An action verb shows action. For Cinquain poetry, we use action verbs that end in –ing. What is a synonym?  A synonym is a word that has similar meaning to another word Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

7 Cinquain Poetry What is a phrase?  A phrase is a group of words focused on a specific idea but does not contain a subject or a verb Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

8 Prewriting Brainstorm ideas Choose a topic Choose the form of writing: Cinquain Poetry Choose an audience Purpose of writing: Create a Cinquain poem to entertain others Complete a graphic organizer: This helps us to get our thoughts and ideas organized so that we can begin writing. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

9 Cinquain Poetry Graphic Organizer Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008 Name ____________________ Adjectives Words that describe the subject of poem ________________ Action Verbs List some -ing action verbs that describe the subject’s action ____________________ Phrase A four-five word phrase that describes the subject ____________________ Synonyms Words with similar meaning as the subject _________________________ WE LOVE

10 Examples Apple Red, Shiny Biting, Chewing, Bobbing Do Not Eat the Seeds Snack! Firefighter Brave, Smart Saving, Climbing, Rescuing Spraying Water from a Hose Hero ReadWriteThink. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity Web site: Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

11 Cinquain Poetry Notice that line 1 is a one word noun Example: apple/ firefighter Line 2 of model contains two adjectives that describe the noun or subject Line 3 contains three action verbs ending in –ing Line 4 contains a phrase that describes the noun or subject Line 5 is a synonym for the subject or noun used in line 1 Notice that the poems do not rhyme Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

12 Practice Activity We will brainstorm ideas for a topic. Once topic is chosen, we will consider the purpose and audience. Using the shared pen technique, we will brainstorm adjectives, action verbs, phrase and a synonym for the chosen noun or subject. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

13 Assessment Activity It is your turn to complete the graphic organizer for your Cinquain poem. You need to come up with at least four adjectives, four action verbs, four synonyms and three phrases. After you have completed your graphic organizer, choose the words you want to use and write a Cinquain poem. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

14 Drafting Leslie Maxwell Georgia Performance Standard  ELA3W1 The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. The student m. Prewrites to generate ideas, develops a rough draft, rereads to revise, and edits to correct. Primary Learning Outcome  Students will understand the components of Cinquain Poetry and compose their own Cinquain poem. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

15 Drafting Stage Second stage of the Writing Process As a writer, you can use the graphic organizer that was used during the prewriting stage to help create your Cinquain Poem. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

16 Drafting Stage During this stage of the writing process you only need to worry about getting your thoughts down on paper. You don’t need to worry about the mechanics of your writing. You want to make sure you include the appropriate details of a Cinquain poem Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

17 Drafting Stage During this stage you will need to focus on including: –Title –one noun –Two adjectives –Three -ing action verbs –A four or five word phrase –And a synonym Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

18 Practice Activity Using the ideas that we wrote down in the prewriting stage, we will now draft a Cinquain poem using the graphic organizer to refer to. Remember to focus on the content. Do not worry about mechanics such as spelling and grammar. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008

19 Assessment You will now write your first draft of a Cinquain poem independently using the graphic organizer you wrote your ideas on. Your Cinquain Poem should look similar to the examples shown. Cathy Douglas & Leslie Maxwell, ECED 4300 C. Fall 2008


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