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Poetry Worksheets | Poetry Templates

What are Poem Templates?

Poem templates are creative tools that can enhance their writing skills and encourage them to experiment with different poetic forms. These templates are predesigned forms that provide a structured framework for writing poems. Using poem templates is a great way to introduce different poetic forms such as sonnets, haikus, acrostics, and limericks. With the help of a poem template, students can focus on the creative aspect of writing poems, such as choosing the right words, playing with metaphors and similes, and developing their own unique writing style.

What Are the Different Types of Poetry Templates Available for Your Classroom?

Poetry is a creative and fun way for students to express themselves through words. One way to encourage this is by using poem templates, which are designed to help writers come up with their own poems. At Storyboard That, we have various types of poetry worksheets available for your classroom, each with its own unique style and structure.

  • Acrostic poem planners are a great way to get students thinking creatively while also teaching them about words and language. They can be used for any subject, such as science or social studies, and encourage students to write a poem using the letters of a particular word or phrase.
  • Poetry template planners are another type of worksheet that can be used to guide students through the process of writing poems. These templates typically include prompts and space for students to brainstorm and jot down their ideas before drafting their final poem.
  • Haikus are a classic form of Japanese poetry that are great for practicing brevity and creativity. They consist of three lines with a 5-7-5 syllable count, making them a great way to teach students about syllables and rhythm in language.
  • Sonnets are a more complex form of poetry that consist of 14 lines and a specific rhyme scheme. They are a great way to challenge more advanced students and teach them about the structure and form of traditional poetry.
  • Villanelles are another type of poetry worksheet that can be used to challenge writers. They consist of 19 lines and a specific rhyme scheme, making them a more complex form of poetry to write. They are an excellent tool for teachers looking to help their class master this intricate form of poetry. The template provides a clear outline of the structure and rhyme scheme of a villanelle poem, making it easier to understand and follow.
  • Limericks are a fun and playful type of poetry that can be used to encourage writers to be creative and silly. They typically consist of five lines with a specific rhyming pattern and are a great way to introduce kids to the fun and imaginative side of writing their own poems.

No matter which type of poetry template you choose, using them in the classroom is a great way to teach language, creativity, and self-expression. With these templates, students can write their own poems and gain a deeper appreciation for the power and beauty of words.

Using our Poetry Maker Tool

Are you looking for a creative way to teach poetry in your classroom? Look no further than Storyboard That! With our wide selection of printable poetry templates and poetry maker tools, you can help learners develop their writing skills and create their own unique poems.

Our poetry creator allows you to choose from a variety of templates for poems, including acrostic poems, haikus, sonnets, villanelles, and more. You can also use our write your own poem worksheet to give your students the freedom to create their own poetry from scratch.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a poem worksheet. using Storyboard That's poetry maker:

  1. Choose a template: Select a from a wide range of free poetry templates above that fits your needs. You can choose from a variety of examples such as haikus, sonnets, limericks, acrostic poems, villanelles, and more.
  2. Customize your template: Once you have chosen a template, you can customize it to your liking. You can change the colors to match your preferences, font styles to make it visually appealing, add images, or any other design element that you want to include in your color poem. Experiment with different combinations until you find the perfect fit for your poem.
  3. Add your content: Begin writing your poem by filling in the spaces provided in the template. Use your creativity to write unique and engaging content that reflects your thoughts and ideas.
  4. Edit and refine: After you have completed your poem, review it and make any necessary changes. Use the poetry maker tool to edit the format, layout, and design of your poem until you have a final product to publish.
  5. Download and share: Once you have completed your custom poem, download it in your preferred format and share it with your friends, family, or colleagues online. You can also print it out and display it in your classroom or workspace using Google Slides, PowerPoint, and more.

With Storyboard That's poetry maker tool and our wide selection of printable poetry templates, creating custom poems has never been easier. Get creative and start exploring the endless possibilities of poetry-making today!

Engaging Classroom Activities Using A Poetry Template to Improve Creative Writing Skills

Poetry templates are a great resource to engage your class in creative writing and improve their writing skills. Here are some activities that you can do in your classroom using poetry templates:

  • Acrostic Poem Challenge: Give your class a topic or a word, and ask them to create an acrostic poem using the letters of the word. Use the acrostic poem template to help them structure their poem.
  • Poetry Elements Analysis: Use poetry elements worksheets to teach about the different elements of poetry, such as rhyme, meter, and figurative language. Then, have them apply their knowledge by creating a poem using a poetry template. You can take the analysis of poetry a step further by introducing writers to SMILE Poetry Analysis. This method encourages kids to analyze the Subject, Mood, Imagery, Language, and Emotion in a poem to gain a deeper understanding of the author's message.
  • Write Your Own Poem: We have a variety of free templates for poems, such as the color poem template, to give learners a fun and creative way to write their own poems. Encourage them to experiment with different poetry forms and techniques.
  • Poetry Performance: Have your students select a poem from a poetry worksheet and practice performing it in front of the class. This activity helps them build confidence in public speaking and interpretation of poetry.
  • Collaborative Poetry Writing: Divide your class into small groups and assign each group a different type of poetry worksheet, such as a sonnet or a villanelle poem template. Have each group create their own poem and then combine the poems to create a collaborative class poem.

By using poetry templates in the classroom, you can enhance your students' creative writing skills and provide them with a fun and engaging way to learn about poetry. So why not start incorporating poetry templates into your classroom activities today? With the variety of templates available, you can easily find ones that fit your students' interests and skill levels. Give learners the opportunity to express themselves creatively and develop their writing skills through poetry.

More Template Options to Enhance Learning

Looking for creative ways to enhance writing skills? Check out our journal cover worksheet templates! These templates not only serve as a fun activity, but they also encourage writers to express their thoughts and ideas through writing. Once your students have completed their journal covers, use the opportunity to teach point of view in literature. By analyzing different points of view in literature, kids can develop a deeper understanding of the narrative and how it is shaped by the perspective of the characters. Take the fun even further by having your class turn their poems into a graphic novel with one of our graphic novel templates! Finally, if you are looking for a way to help students organize their time and work, check out a printable student planner template today!

How to Make a Poetry Worksheet


Choose One of the Premade Templates

We have color, black and white, portrait, or landscape templates. Take a look at our example for inspiration!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Worksheet a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Worksheet

This is where you will include directions, specific questions and images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your worksheet, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


Next Steps

From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

Happy Creating!

Frequently Asked Questions about Poetry Worksheets

What is a poem template?

A poem template is a pre-designed structure or format that provides guidance and direction to students when creating their own poems. These templates may include elements such as rhyme scheme, stanza length, and line length.

Do you have free poetry templates?

Yes, at Storyboard That, we offer a wide selection of free poetry templates that you can use to create your own customized poems. To access these templates, all you need to do is sign up for our two-week free trial. During this trial period, you'll have access to all of our templates and design tools, allowing you to create and edit your poetry templates to your heart's content.

What is a poetry creator?

A poetry creator is an online tool offered by Storyboard That. It allows users to edit and customize their poetry templates. With this tool, users can change the colors, font styles, add images, or any other design element they want to include in their poem worksheet.

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