• Poetry Web Sites - Grade 5


    Read Write Think Poetry Interactives

    Each interactive is accompanied by lesson plan ideas for students at various grade levels. Be sure to print or copy each completed poetic masterpiece! They cannot be saved online. The interactives described below provide step-by-step instructions for creating word mover, acrostic, diamante, letter, riddle and shape writing poems.

    Giggle Poetry

    Giggle Poetry by Meadowbrook Press offers several poetry activities. Take a class and learn how to write different kinds of poems. Have a poetry tongue twister race. Answer a rhyme-time riddle, or fill-in-the-blank to complete a poem. Perform a poetic play. Read interviews with some well-known children's poets, and email them a question. And, of course, browse through the online library of hundreds of poems for kids.

    Rhyming Dictionary

    RhymeZone's Rhyming Dictionary helps kids in their struggle to find words that express their feelings and ideas. It goes well beyond helping kids to find rhyming words. Use it to find synonyms, antonyms, as well as words with similar sounds or consonants (alliteration). You can even see where Shakespeare has used your word in his works. RhymeZone also has dictionary definitions, homophones, and letter matching. Other resources on this site include the works of Shakespeare, Mother Goose poems, a poetry forum, and several vocabulary games - lots of goodies for young and old poetry lovers.

    Shel Silverstein's Official Site for Kids

    Haiku Poem Interactive (Read Write Think)

    Explains the 5-7-5 syllable pattern, the significance of an "Aha!" moment, and offers suggestions for getting inspired. Students brainstorm a list of eight words and their syllable counts, then use those words as a kicking off point for their poem. The interactive does not hold them to the strict 5-7-5 pattern.

    Poetry Foundation

    Children's poems, videos of poetry + author interviews.


    Lots of funny poems and poetry books for children, classic children's poetry, games, poetry lessons and activities, a rhyming dictionary, and poetry videos.




    Last updated 1/3/2018