Zoo Poetry

 Students, through this scavenger hunt, you will explore various types of poetry and be able to create your own.  This assignment is a breeze and with the right tools you should be able to create your own poem with ease.  Get your pen ready and lets begin. The animals are hungry and need some food.  With each correct answer you will be able to gather food to feed all the animals in the zoo.  


  1. The kolas in the zoo like to stick together as two.  Two is a couple which sounds and look like the word couplet.  Find out what a couplet is and read some examples on this website.  http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/couplet.htm

  2. Sometimes the animals in the zoo snore at night.  Read poet Jack Prelutsky's poem and find five comparisons that Jack Prelutsky makes to how loud his father snores.  You can even listen to Jack Prelutsky read the poem!!  http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/jack_my_poem.htm

  3. Achoo!! A sneeze sounds like a haiku.  Explore examples of a haiku and create your own.  http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/#issa.   Once you have mastered, try to complete this haiku!! 

  4. Animals come in all different shapes and sizes, and so do poems.  Visit this website to learn what is entailed in a shape poem.  http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/shape/

  5. Want to compare you must beware.  Lets all hop like a hare.  Learn about these and other types of similies by clicking these similes!!  Now try for yourself on these similes

  6. Leaves can be a meal for humans and animals but the Koala bear eats what kind of leaves in the poem by Nate Groschen?
    http://www.voicesnet.org/displayonepoem.aspx?poemid=69779

  7. In the poem Tribute to The Horse where in the wide world can a man find three things that are given by the horse?http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/kidshorses/horsepoems.html

  8. So you think you are a whiz, try and complete this poetry quiz!

  9. In order to present you must know how to perform.  So be wise and use this form.  

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