All About Animal/Insect Poem

The students were introduced to the 'all about' style of poetry. This is a science oriented poem that tells 'all about' an animal or insect. 

The students brainstormed different animals and insects that live in their neighborhood, which were recorded on the SMARTBoard.  The students were then encouraged to choose one of those words for their poem. 

The all about template was introduced to the students:

All About Animals or Insects Poem

          Animals or insects are tell what they look like.
          Animals or insects tell how they move.
          Animals or insects live tell where they live.
          Animals or insects eat tell what they eat.
          Animals or insects are choose a describing word that starts
             with the same letter as you animal or insectís name.

This template shows the student what they are to write about their animal.  They were shown how to highlight the plain words and then type in their words.  They were to leave the bold words in the poem. 

Next, the students opened their templates at their computer and began writing their poems. 

When they completed their poem, they had to title their poem with the animal or insect they used and then they could select a realistic clip art graphic of their animal to add to their poem.

You can adapt this poem for anything the students can tell "all about."  It can be changed to describe types of precipitation, types of rocks, landforms, continents, or whatever you choose.

Please feel free to use these templates with your students as you would like.

  All About Animals/Insects Template
  Animals/Insects List
  All About Animals Student Sample

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