Students in grades 3 and 4 at Lubec Consolidated School created this wonderful quilt of cinquains inspired by Extreme Survivors: Animals That Time Forgot.
Writing cinquains is a fun way to integrate science and writing. A pattern for this five-line poem is one noun (the subject), two adjectives describing it, three verbs, a phrase that describes the subject in more detail, and a synonym.
I love what Lubec teacher Debbie Bousquet and her students did with Extreme Survivors. Each student did a bit of research on their favorite animal in the book and wrote and illustrated a cinquain, which Debbie then made into this cool and informative quilt! Check out this cinquain on the goblin shark!
The students presented me with their creation when I visited their school with Island Readers and Writers. Their gift touched me so much I almost wept. The quilt now hangs in my study, where it inspires me every day.
Readwritethink.org offers a detailed lesson plan on cinquains, and including Common Core Standards.
photos courtesy of Island Readers and Writers