I was inspired by a group of highly capable fifth and sixth graders to write this particular poetry challenge. In previous years, the vocabulary was much simpler and the poetry forms were based on syllable count and word families. This year I was substitute teaching in a colleague's gifted classroom while she recovered from surgery. We were working on SAT prep vocabulary words, and I used this study to create this freebie.
April is National Write Poetry Month. I plan to post a poem a day on my poetry blog Poems of Silliness. I would love to have you and your class join me. To download the April 2016 Poetry Challenge, please visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store or my Teacher's Notebook store.
If you want to do a poetry challenge with younger students, the April 2015 Challenge and the April 2014 Challenge are still available.