Wednesday, October 26, 2011

American Poet, Adelaide Crapsey, invented Cinquain poetry. She was inspired to write these poems after reading Haiku poems, previously discussed in our blog. Cinquain poems are usually five lines, with 1 word in the first line, 2 words in the second line, 3 words in the third line, 4 words in the fourth line, and 1 word in the fifth lines. Which of the following follow the Cinquain pattern?


runs alot
not much exercising
fits in your hand
(Abby Hamilton)


frozen water
break many bones
dangerous but fun times
(Alonzo (AJ) Sawyer)

beautiful, colorful
colorful pretty leaves
many colorful leaves fall
(Daelyn Nez)

short, nice
smart, skinny, righty
Navajo, light, brown, clean
(Katelyn Kayonnie)

slow, stupid
has big shell
doesn't have big brains
(Kellie Stanton)

Drip Drop
Tapping on roofs
Getting us soaking wet
(Cassie Yazzie)


love you
great for advice
buy things for you
(Ty Thomas)

loud, brown
annoying, awesome, fun
basketball player, fast, athletic
(Dylan Nez)

Zombies, Devils
Candy Corn, Reeses
Snickers, Butterfingers and More
(Emily Knight)

slimy, gross
freaky, weird, crazy
flying, crawling, walking, running
(Gavino Martinez)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Limerick Poetry

Limerick poetry derives from England as early as the late 18th century. These poems are identified through their rhyming patterns and humorous topic. The last word in the 1st, 2nd, and 5th lines all rhyme, while the last word in the 3rd and 4th line rhyme. Which of the following tickles your funny bone?

There once was a man called Mr. Keard
With such a big beard
It was so bushy
Th Navajo would call him Twushy
Mr. Keard thought they were weird
(Brianna Richards)

There once was a kid named Rose
He had no nose
He couldn't smell
Like a snail and like a bell
and he could have a pig pose
(Darwin Barton)

There once was a dog
Who looked like a hog
He had a long tongue like a lizzard
It looked and smelled like an oreo blizzard
that made people follow that dog
(Mystaree Hangen)

There once was a teacher with a beard
Kids thought that it was weird
He was very funny
That he ate many bunnies
And that is weird
(Daelyn Nez)

There once was a teacher who would make us write
If we didn't, he said he would bite
He had a beard that was long
It reached all the way to King Kong
And he is also right
(Cassie Yazzie)

There once was a turtle
His name was Hurtle
He ran around his house with a cape
made of tape
When the girls came by, with them he would flurtle
(Brianna Richards)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Haiku Poetry

What is a Haiku poem? Coming from the Japanese, Haiku poetry is a patterned poem using syllables to express feeling and emotion. Most, if not all, of these poems are written about a nature topic. The first line has 5 syllables, followed by 7 syllables in the second line, and ending with 5 syllables in the third line. The following are some of the poems your students wrote. Check to see if they follow the pattern!

Spring is colorful
Flowers bloom and sprout in spring
Spring is far away
(Spring - Abby Hamilton)

I hate the summer
It makes you sweat and it's hot
But I LOVE to swim
(Summer - Katelyn Kayonnie)

Snakes live in countries
Snakes are afraid of owls
Snakes are poisonous
(Snakes - Amber Harrison)

Autumn is so brisk
I like to jump in leaves
And drink hot cocoa
(Autumn - Kellie Stanton)

I love the fall time
When colorful old leaves fall
The breezy weather
(Fall - Daelyn Nez)

Nice hot chocolate
Go outside again and play
in the nice white snow
(Winter - Tynen Thomas)

A cold seasons here
Building snowmen with your friends
its a good season
(The Winter - Cassie Yazzie)

White-tailed Deer call
Their children in the forest
Then go to their cave
(White-Tailed Deer - Emily Knight)

I love small puppies
I have a puppy called Bear
He bites you a lot
(Puppies - Dylan Nez)

Grass is super green
Grass is as green as lettuce
But do not eat it
(Grass - Alonzo Sawyer)

Mother Nature is in charge
She loves to make it rain days
She loves nature
(Mother Nature - Kevin Scheuerman)

Thee bees come after
Flowers come very pretty
My allergies come
(Spring - Mystaree Hangen)