Favorite Poetry Lessons: A Poet's Great Activities for Writing: Free Verse, Rhyming List Poems, Synonym Poems, Clerihews, Wish Poems, Letter Poems, Persona Poems, and More! by Paul B. Janeczko
From beginner to expert, there's a bit of poetry in each of us. This book showcases illustrated reproducible poems by students and well-known poets.
Classroom Tip: Choose a few assignments for supplemental homework.
Teaching Poetry: Yes, You Can! by Jacqueline Sweeney
For every teacher who has ever said, "I really want to teach poetry, but I'm not sure how." Classroom-tested lessons on various poetic forms as well as simile, strong verbs, adjectives, onomatopoeia, and more.
Classroom Tip: Use the sample poems from this book to help students understand different types of poetry.
Teaching 10 Fabulous Forms of Poetry: Great Lessons, Brainstorming Sheets, and Organizers for Writing Haiku, Limericks, Cinquains, and Other Kinds of Poetry Kids Love by Paul B. Janeczko
Poet Paul Janeczko shares step-by-step lessons with companion reproducibles that make teaching poetry fun and easy.
Classroom Tip: Complete one of the organizers using yourself as the example. This will create student buy-in.