Poetry & Parts of Speech

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 in English

This month, we are focusing on poetry. It is helping us learn rich vocabulary and understand parts of speech. Today we wrote diamante poems which require nouns, adjectives and verbs.

Here are our class constructions:















We are now working on individual poems about ourselves and poems which contrast two different personalities.

Stay tuned to read more student writing!



Here are two individual poems. Kota and Sajid read them aloud at assembly:



Blue looks like

A boring, rainy day

Juicy berries hanging from a bush

And my favorite baseball team 


Blue sounds like

Gentle, ocean music

Water dripping in the sink

And a ghost approaching


Blue feels like

Bright, sunny weather

The perfect day to paint a house

And an extra hour of playtime.


Blue tastes like

A cup of wobbly jello

A warm berry pie

And an icy cold glass of water. 


By Kota


If I If I Were In Charge of the World

If I Were In Charge of the World

I’d ban wars among all nations

I’d ban starvation among children

And I’m make every day a holiday.


If I were in charge of the world

There’d be giant swimming pools in every home

There’d be smaller soccer stadiums so more goals are scored

And better technology for all.


If I were in charge of the world

You wouldn’t find traffic, rubbish or pollution.

You wouldn’t find rules, bedtimes or homework.

You wouldn’t find any sadness or loneliness.


If I were in charge of the world.

By Sajid






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  1. Mrs. Gailis

    Hi Grade 4….
    I love poetry. When I was in Grade 2 and 3 I had poems published in an American kid’s magazine. Would you like to see my poems that I wrote when I was a kid? Keep up the good work!

    • Grade 4

      Dear Mrs.Gailis,

      Thank you very much for reading and commenting on our blog. We, in Grade 4, love poetry, too! We would love to read the poetry you wrote in Grades 2 and 3. Can you put them on our blog or maybe bring us a magazine clipping? What a special connection.

      Kind regards,
      (on behalf of Grade 4 students)

  2. Andrea

    I really enjoyed your individual poems. I am going to share them with my grade 5/6 students and inspire them to write something equally as beautiful. Keep exploring language!