edHelper.com
Poetry
Write a Quinzaine



Write a Quinzaine
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 10
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.94

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    nature-themed, quince, quinzaine, quinzaines, quinze, hurtful, best, writing, haikus, assignment, works, strive, lines, poetry, subject, number


Print Write a Quinzaine
     Print Write a Quinzaine  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Write a Quinzaine
     Leave your feedback on Write a Quinzaine  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Write a Quinzaine
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Have you ever heard of a quinzaine? It's a type of poem. Believe me, writing a quinzaine is easier than spelling its name. A quinzaine is composed of just 15 syllables. The French word for 15 is quinze. The Spanish word is quince. If you've studied French or Spanish, this information may help you remember the number of syllables that belong in a quinzaine.
 
2     A quinzaine contains no rhyming words and no meter requirements. Within 15 syllables, a quinzaine makes a statement and asks a question. The poet doesn't need to know the answer to the question.
 
3     The 15 syllables of a quinzaine are broken down into three lines. Here is the pattern:

Paragraphs 4 to 9:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Poetry
             Poetry


More Lessons
             High School Reading Comprehensions and High School Reading Lessons


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper