Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

April 4th Quarter / National Poetry Month

4-12-16 Room 108 - Mrs. Kelley 3rd/4th Grade

Technology Skills:

  1. Begin to use electronic spell check

  2. Use technology resources for self-expression through original stories

National Poetry Month

Good Morning,

Read the material below about “April National Poetry Month”. You will visit links, read, pick a genre of poetry, and proceed to engage in self-expression.


  1. Open read carefully once you have read all the information minimize this page do not close this page

  2. Name the document “Poetry Rm 108”.

  3. Place all identifiable information vertically in the top left hand corner of your document (name, room number, date, grade)

  4. Write a title of your poem based on one of the topics (Fun, Family, or Friends)

  5. Your poem must be reflective of a 4th or 5th grader

  6. Poetry length - Long 6 or more stanzas

  7. All rules of grammar apply as you type

  8. Correct all errors

  9. Follow the rules for the genre of poetry you are creating

  10. We will work on this assignment the next 2 weeks

  11. You will share with a classmate as you both peer edit each other’s work

  12. I will notify you when you are to share the final document with

  13. Once you are done and your classmate has peer edited your work you will add 3 images that coincide with your poetry