Activity: Cinquains

Cinquins is an activity that combines feelings with facts using poetry. This is similar to the Diamante. Cinquins is a good "wrap-up" activity.

SKILLS: Imagination, writing
SUBJECTS: Language arts
TIME: No more than 20 minutes
DIRECTIONS: Using pen and paper, find a comfortable place to sit.

Write a poem using the following directions

lst line= 1 word giving a title
2nd line=2 words, describing the object
3rd line=3 words, expressing an action
4th line=4 words, expressing a feeling
5th line=5 words, synonym for title

Example:

Water
wonderfully wet
trickling, roaring, moving
it feels so cool
Life!