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Lesson Overview
  • 60 Minutes
  • 1, 5, 9
  • 2nd - 12th Grade
  • State Standards:
    CCSS: W.1.7, W.1.3, W.3.3, RL.2.1, RL2.4, RL.3.5, SL1.1, 9-10.W.2e, 11-12.W.2d, 8.W.2e, 7.W.2e, 6.W.2e, 5.W.2d, 4.W.2d Social Sciences: 2.3

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Materials List
  • Paper bags
  • Slips of paper
  • Agricultural items (nuts, leather, wool, potatoes, wheat, pumpkins or fruit)

Poetry of Agriculture

Categories: Easy Do-at-Home Activity , Literacy , Introduction to Agriculture , Spanish

Students will sharpen their observation, listening and vocabulary skills with this poetry writing exercise that
features items with an agriculture connection. For higher grades, have students create a haiku, acrositc, mirrored
refrain or cinquain poems.

Find our Google Slides version of the activity for elearning purposes!


  • Collect a group of agricultural items (nuts, leather, wool, potatoes, wheat, pumpkins or fruit).
  • Place items at stations around the classroom. Assign a number to each item and place a bag next to it with several slips of paper. Write the corresponding number on the bag to match the station.
  • Explain that agriculture has long inspired artists and writers.
  • Read aloud some examples of poetry with agricultural themes.

For full instructions, please download our PDF