Let’s Write Imagery Poems


In this poetry pack, kids learn to write three different poems that come to life through the use of imagery and sensory detail: Color Poems, Comparison Poems, and Shell Metaphor Poems. No prior writing experience needed!

39 pages, including 20 printable worksheets and writing pages.

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Grades 3-9


Poetry doesn’t have to be stiff, boring, or dry. It’s a sensory writing experience that teaches children to play with words and create mental pictures that draw an emotional response. Kids from 8 to 14 will love learning to write imagery poems.

No prior writing skills needed! As they explore this introduction to imaginative poetry, most children will be able to complete the lessons without help.

Three Kinds of Imagery Poems

In this poetry pack, children will learn to use figurative language and sensory words. Three different poems will spring to life through the use of imagery and comparison.

Color Poems Using similes, metaphors, and emotion words, students compare a favorite color to objects and experiences they can see, hear, touch, smell, and taste. Their five senses will help them come up with descriptive words and phrases. The result is a vibrant sensory poem that paints beautiful word pictures.

Comparison Poems How is a fox like a cloud? How is a toaster like a dragon? While most poetry includes some form of imagery, the poems in this lesson are especially rich in figurative language. Children learn to combine poetic devices with descriptive adjectives, strong nouns, and active verbs to create a striking, imaginative poem.

Shell Metaphor Poems As your kids study a seashell from every possible angle, they'll begin to see how it reminds them of many things. From one angle, a shell might be a unicorn’s horn or a mighty drill. From another angle, it could be an ice cream cone or an Olympic torch. Your child's point of view and vivid imagination will bring their Shell Metaphor to life!

What Is Included in this Poetry Pack?

  • Introduction to figurative language and poetic devices
  • Teaching tips
  • Student poetry examples
  • 20 Printable Activities and Worksheets, including: Practice exercises, brainstorming worksheets, poem planning worksheets, word banks, and colorful lined writing pages



Product Details


Kim Kautzer

Grade Level

Grades 3-9


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I have finished homeschooling, but I had always enjoyed your materials. I wanted to look at this poetry writing instruction to learn about imagery, just to know for myself. I often have goosebumps reading poetry but could never explain why a poem was so good. After reading the first 2, 3 pages, I even had goosebumps reading your explanations!
Tiet Parsons, Texas