Jeanne Croteau

Fifth grade students have been learning about rhymes all of their lives. Most of the poems from their younger years, though, may be feeling cheesy to them now. As they approach the end of their elementary school years, they’re ready for something more substantial. We’ve put together a list of 5th grade poems to take your poetry lessons to the next level!

Homework Stew by Kenn Nesbitt -- fifth grade poems

“I cooked my math book in a broth.”

“And the day but one.”

3. Spring by Henry Gardiner Adams

“A bursting into greenness…”

4. Summer by Walter Dean Myers

“I like hot days, hot days.”

“I’ve pinned my notes inside my vest.”

6. Autumn by Emily Dickinson

Autumn by Emily Dickinson

“Through the street of St. Germain…”

7. A Lesson by Ruby Archer

“Would ye build that generations…”

8. Winter by Russell Blair

“Winter is white as a fluffy cloud.”

“A figure rugged and forlorn…”

“So maybe I’ll just make a rhyme.”

11. Harlem by Langston Hughes

“What happens to a dream deferred”

12. Peepers by William Skinner

Peepers by William Skinner

“A voice of amphibians chirping…”

13. My Pets by Lacey Broughton

“My dog’s name is Missy.”

“Neither I nor you.”

“It looks like a big white blanket.”

16. The Miser by Ruby Archer

“I caught old Ocean this morning early…”

“Father Time, your footsteps go…”

18. If-ing by Langston Hughes

If-Ing by Langston Hughes

“If I had some small change I’d buy me a mule…”

“You can meet anyone.”

“Watching the world go by.”

21. The Sky by Elizabeth Madox Roberts

“I saw a shadow on the ground.”

I'm Nobody -- Who Are You by Emily Dickinson -- fifth grade poems

“Are you nobody, too?”

“And conscience smitten sorely…”

“I am Ebenezer Bleezer…”

“On the bus we’re put in the back…”

“Whose woods these are I think I know.”

27. The Branch by Elizabeth Madox Roberts

“We stopped at the branch on the way to the hill.”

School Year Extentsion by Kenn Nesbitt

“I know it’s the last day of school…”

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