Poetry Handwriting Sheets

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 I will add to this as the year progresses, but for now, here are the first 12 weeks of handwriting for my 4th and 5th graders.  Each week, after doing math, they do handwriting practice based on memory work. We do it in third grade too, but I don’t have one of those this year.

  • Monday, trace the verse twice.
  • Tuesday, she copies it in between each line
  • Wednesday, she copies it whole
  • Thursday, she makes a final copy her poetry notebook.

This system has several advantages.  It’s a quick way to keep her cursive skills sharp, it aids her memory work, and it mean that she doesn’t have to copy the WHOLE poem at the end.

Here they are in PDF.  You have two options for the END OF THE WEEK final draft.  If you print off the document AS IS, then the last 2-4 pages are for the final draft and there is only room for illustration on the first stanza page.  But, if your child is like my middle child, then she want’s to illustrate EVERY WEEK.  In that case, print off multiple copies of the page that’s blank on top, lined on bottom.

America for Me
Christmas Everywhere (landscape)
George Washington
Sea Fever
Paul Revere first three***
Christmas Everywhere portrait
PAUL REVERE WHOLE THING (broken for the moment, sorry)

Spring Cursive

***Paul Revere is in LONG sections each week in the syllabus.  So, they would have one trace page, two or more line-under-line pages, and then the final copy.  I will break the last two parts over three days, somehow.  GERSH, those sections are long.

REQUESTS by commenters:

Bennet Manuscript 3GRD

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kimberly Reisinger July 28, 2016

Hi, do you have handwriting pages for “Spring” by Alfred Lord Tennyson? I have that poem listed in my 4th grade syllabus, but it’s not on your list above. Thank you so much for the rest of the poems! I was going to make my own handwriting sheets, but you save me (again!).


2 admin July 28, 2016

I didn’t do that one. But, I can. Cursive or print?


3 Amy August 27, 2016

Chiming in with Kimberly with a request for Spring (4th grade), in cursive, please :) I tried the website listed at the bottom of the pages you’ve already done, but apparently is no longer valid.

Thank you so much! I feel like I owe you a few grand for materials (if only I had it to give you 😉 )!


4 admin August 30, 2016



5 Amy August 30, 2016

Yay!! THANK YOU!!!

6 Beverley April 30, 2015

Hi, I’m trying to download the whole Paul Revere poem handwriting packet, but it keeps taking me to a keep and share website… Something about a free 15 day account…. Ugh. Is there any chance you would be willing to just email me the file?

This poem has been agony for my fifth grader. I love it, but she looks at it like some sort of antiquated torture device. Maybe handwritting sheets will help her process?


7 admin May 1, 2015

I will send it. I can’t remember why I put it there. I think my site blocks me if the file is too big, and that one was.


8 Michelle August 22, 2014


Could you tell me what font you are using for your poetry handwriting practice? Is it Zaner B. or New Amer. Cursive? THANKS


9 admin August 23, 2014

It’s the “simple-cursive” on the startwrite program. It doesn’t have another name as far as I can tell.


10 Michelle August 23, 2014



11 Kristin September 29, 2013

Thank you! It works beautifully!


12 admin October 2, 2013



13 admin September 25, 2013

Kristin, I have one link up for you to test. Tell me how it goes.


14 admin September 23, 2013

I can do that, Kristin. Just give me a day.


15 Kristin September 11, 2013

Would you happen to have 3rd grade poems in print? I bought the cursive software, but my 3rd isn’t ready for that yet. We’re just introducing cursive. Thanks for the great ideas for adapting MODG!


16 admin August 24, 2013

Cecilia, I have yet to have a 2nd grader that could do it. You looking for print or cursive?


17 Cecilia August 19, 2013

Thanks, again these are great, you wouldn’t by any chance have 2nd grade ? Thanks again. Very helpful. God Bless,Cecilia


18 admin August 13, 2013

Fixed the George Washington, Franklin, and Revere margins on the pdf.


19 admin August 12, 2013

Sorry about the left margins. I’m too new to the program to have mastered that yet. My fifth grader is a lefty, so I will just bind them on the other side, but I will have to figure it out before next year, I guess.


20 Beverley August 12, 2013

Wow! Thank you so much! I really love how you’ve structured this work. We’re using this tomorrow! You’re so generous for sharing these resources with us. I check your site often for advice and inspiration. God bless The Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs!


21 Kristin August 12, 2013

Thank you for your great timing! I was just looking for a copy of George Washington for my daughter to copy on our first day of school tomorrow. I like how you have broken it up over the week.


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