Rhyming Animal Couplets

Lesson Note: This week, practiced rhyming and learned what a couplet was–two lines where the end of the line rhymes! We then wrote about various animals and what they were up to.


Mrs. Childs, 5th Grade



by Darius L. 


Obvious facts about puppies:

They might be really cute and fluffy.


But that isn’t just the case.

Because they are different behind that face.


They know when to attack and fight.

And it could give you a fright.


Sometimes it attacks for no reason or even if it’s a little annoyed

Because they love to stay in their own void.



About a Gecko

By Jazmin C.


She has thin skin

and she likes to grin.


She doesn’t have teeth

but she doesn’t have claws beneath.


She gets angry

when she is angry.


She doesn’t bite

She also doesn’t know how to write.



Some Cat that Likes Hats

By Malery D.


There is a cat that likes hats

that stuck in a mat.


The cat likes hats

under some mats that have rats.


A cat who likes hats

is no longer under a mat with rats.



This is a Dog

By Joshua S.


It lives in the house.

It likes to chase a little mouse.


It likes to sleep in a mood.

When it just wants some food.



Mr. Goldner, 5th Grade


Animal Couplets

by Heleny G.


Hummingbirds sing

and bells ring.


Cats are run and mean

they are never keen.



My Dog

By Clayton D. 


My dog’s

name is Og


he likes to eat frogs

he looks like a log.




By Frederick C. 


Izzy eats meat

Izzy has short feet


Izzy has short teeth

Izzy has meat underneath.


Izzy knows when her tail falls

Izzy grows a new tail.



“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.