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Poetry Patterns

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Poetry submitted by 5th and 6th grade students!

The Task

We have been learning about patterns in numbers, but are you aware that there are mathematical patterns in poetry, too? This activity involves students in writing two forms of poetry--diamante and cinquain--which involve mathematical word patterns. Each classroom will select several students' poems to send to me to share online. Once I receive them, I will compile their work and share the poems in my Electronic Classroom to be enjoyed by other students across the country and around the world.


  1. Study the examples of diamante and cinquain poetry below, and choose one you would like to try. You may want to print out a copy of the pages as a guide.
  2. Work with a partner to write either a cinquain or a diamante--or one of each!
  3. As a whole group, select several students' poems to share on the TEAMS home page.
  4. Submit the poems to Amy at TEAMS Distance Learning.
  5. Poems will be posted in my Electronic Classroom in the Student Work section.

Want to Learn More About Poetry?

Here are some links to sites with additional information and activities for you to try.

How You Can Send In The Data

Fill out the form below and click the submit button to send your poems to Amy.
Print out the form and:

Submit Your Poems

Each poem must be submitted separately. Type in the information for each poem in the spaces below and click the submit button:

Title of Poem:

Student Author (First Name, Last Initial):

Type your poem here: (return at the end of each line)

Each time you submit a poem, click the reset button to clear the form, if you intend to send another. Fill out as much of the information below as you can.

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