Happy Independence Day to my American readers!
Originally these poems appeared on my poetry blog Poems of Silliness. I have combined them in a printable page for individual classroom use.
Click here to download Two Poems for Independence Day from my Google Drive.
The poem at the top follows a noun verb adverb pattern. Students may use this as a mentor text to create their own poem with this pattern.
The poem at the bottom is a tanka. It follow a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable pattern. I have other poems that follow this pattern on Poems of Silliness here.