This poetry unit includes lessons to help develop student's knowledge of reading and writing poetry. It covers characteristics of poetry and gives students a chance to write similes, metaphors, haikus, recipe poems (using rhyming patterns), tongue twisters (using alliteration), and cinquain poems. There are Google slides as well as PDF, JPEG, and Power Point files included to use for whatever format works best for you and your students. The examples include each form of poetry as well as example poems from fourth grade students. A digital and PDF format student poetry journal for students to publish each form of poetry is also included. Enjoy!