Have you avoided poetry as a teacher as much as possible? Does your class groan when you say it's the next unit? Does poetry make you or your students feel uncomfortable or less confident? Poetry can be really fun! I hope at least one of these 10 ideas helps you embrace it!
How I Made Poetry my Favorite Writing Unit
These poetry smashbooks give me SUCH insight into every kid. It's amazing the things that they write about and let me see. They share so much if they're just told that they can.