Second Grade Poetry Writing Lessons {2nd Grade Writing Workshop Unit 8} - learning-at-the-primary-pond
Second Grade Poetry Writing Lessons {2nd Grade Writing Workshop Unit 8} - learning-at-the-primary-pond
Second Grade Poetry Writing Lessons {2nd Grade Writing Workshop Unit 8} - learning-at-the-primary-pond
Second Grade Poetry Writing Lessons {2nd Grade Writing Workshop Unit 8} - learning-at-the-primary-pond

Second Grade Poetry Writing Lessons {2nd Grade Writing Workshop Unit 8}


Secure Checkout With

Poetry writing lessons, printable writing paper, posters and visuals, and more - for second grade students!

This 2-3 week unit will help you teach your second-grade students to write free verse poetry!

In this unit, students will learn how to write simple, free verse poems. The lessons focus on using descriptive language to convey ideas.

Also included are end-of-the-year writing activities, an end-of-the-year memory book, and writing assessments. The unit is designed to wrap up my entire curriculum, but you can also use it if you are looking for a brief unit on poetry.

In this unit, students will learn how to:
- Write free verse poems about people, places, things, and small moments
- Use descriptive language
- Use “five senses words” to create sensory imagery
- Divide up poems into lines and stanzas
- Use rhyming words, comparisons, and repetition
- Revise and edit their poems independently and with a partner

This unit includes:
- 11 detailed minilessons that will last a little over 2 weeks
- Daily language arts/grammar exercises that complement the minilessons
- Clear unit goals, daily objectives, and Common Core alignment
- Posters, visual aids, and materials to go with the minilessons (all color materials also have black and white versions included)
- Printable writing paper
- A writing stages display and materials to make a genre bulletin board
- A list of mentor texts to accompany the unit
- FAQs and important information to help you set up the writing workshop
- Rubrics, anecdotal note forms, and other materials to help you get organized 
- Narrative, informational, and opinion writing rubrics that you can use throughout the year
- 109 total pages of materials and resources


This is the eighth unit in an 8-unit writing curriculum series for second grade. CLICK HERE to view the complete curriculum.

Please contact Alison at if you have any questions about the materials!

We love to hear from you, whether you have a question, feedback, or a suggestion. You can get in touch with us by using our contact form or emailing us at You can also follow us on social media and join our newsletter to receive tips, free resources, workshop invitations and more. We are here to support you and help you grow!

You might also like:

[{"variant_id":"6045352394787" , "metafield_value":""}]

Fun and engaging

Support student

Save time and

Instant access &
start of learning

As a first year Kindergarten teacher, I was in a panic trying to figure out how to teach the foundations of reading. This club saved my sanity. Not only did I get structured plans but the advice and knowledge of how to apply it all and create my own lessons in the future. This club let me learn with others and improve myself as a teacher. Truly a blessing.

Verified customer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

These games are great! I love that there is an assessment with it so I can really see what skills my students need more practice with. Once they learn the games they are able to do them independently as well.

Verified customer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The 1st & 2nd Grade Literacy Club is the perfect supplement for any teacher to up their literacy instruction. My students love the leveled monthly passages, and I love catching up on the recorded ones available through the website. I have used the Intervention Central resources to differentiate for individual students and small groups. I really can't say enough about the amazing resources and like-minded community!

Verified customer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

You May Also Like


My file isn’t printing correctly. How do I fix this?

The vast majority of printing problems can be fixed with the “Print as Image” solution in Adobe Reader! Learn more about how to do that here HERE.

Where can I learn more about your literacy products and how to use them?

We have a free catalog that walks you through my main resources. It can help you decide which resources are right for you and your students! You can grab the catalog HERE.

I teach in a split-grade class (i.e. 1st and 2nd). How should I select products for my students?

Alison always recommends getting the lower of the two grade levels. So if you teach in a 1st and 2nd grade class, get a 1st grade version. You can always differentiate in small groups or 1:1 to challenge your more advanced students!

I teach in Canada and am looking to buy some of your literacy products. How does the Canadian curriculum align to the U.S. curriculum?

Our Canadian customers tell us that it’s best to purchase one grade level down. If you teach first grade, for example, try a Kindergarten product. You can also check the preview file of any resource in our TpT store to see example lessons to help you make your decision!

Blueprint for Your Structured Literacy Block

Implementing the Science of Reading in K-2:

Master the science of reading and feel confident that you’re giving your students all the skills they need to be successful with this on-demand course!


Kindergarten Adventures: Discover Tailored Resources for Early Learners!

Step into our Kindergarten collection - a vibrant array of resources meticulously designed to ignite curiosity and support the foundational growth of young learners. Each tool is crafted to inspire wonder and foster a love for learning in their earliest educational experiences.


1st Grade

First Grade Wonders: Explore Tailored Resources!

Dive into our Grade 1 collection - a treasure trove of tailored resources designed to spark curiosity and foster academic growth for young learners.


2nd Grade

Grade 2 Galore: Uncover Engaging Resources for Second Grade Success!

From interactive math adventures to captivating literacy tools, each resource is crafted to meet the unique needs of second-grade learners, fostering a love for learning and paving the way for success.


Multi grade

Cross-Grade Brilliance: Explore Versatile Resources for Every Classroom!

Embark on a journey through our multi-grade collections, where versatility meets excellence. Designed to cater to diverse classroom needs, our resources span across grade levels, offering a wealth of engaging activities.