Every student learns the
spectrum of colors from the time they enter
elementary school. But what is a color poem?
Color poems are about a single color; referring to that color by using
similes, or a list of nouns. One goal is to convey the uniqeness of the
color by employing all of the author's five senses when describing the
How to write a color poem
For elementary school
students we highly recommend that you
into your syllabus. This will add a structured element to the lesson
and will help children determine what their chosen color looks like.
They can then utilize their senses to describe the color in
Ask your students to use a Y-chart to determine what their chosen color
and sounds like. Then have them write a Color Poem using metaphors
(not the words directly from the Y-chart).