Epistolary Poems

Lesson Note: This week, we learned how to write epistolary poems, which are letter poems. Everyone chose a person, place, or thing and wrote a poem in letter form. We practiced identifying tone and using it in our poems. Here are the last two poets to be published–now everyone has been published in both classrooms!


Mrs. Childs, 5th Grade


Nottie Osama

by Chase 


Nottie your songs are clear

to me

you make me feel hopeful

but when you


i lost myself

but what I want to do is listen

to your favorite songs



Mr. Goldner, 5th Grade


The Best Dog Ever

by Romeo


Dear Whitney,

You’re the best dog I would ever ask for.

You were nice, good, grateful, cool, cuddly,

and protective. If Whitney were to be here

today, she would have her room

with her best friend Chapo.

Only if you were alive

I would let you lick me

and I don’t let any dogs lick me.

I know you couldn’t handle living too long

because you were old

and I would do anything for you to come back.

Love you Whitney.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.