If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.
Blackout Poety : Poems even Middle Schoolers Love Writing
I love these FREE poetry templates! So easy to teach haiku, cinquain, and diamante. These were perfect for my writing center, and easy to make a quick bulletin board. The perfect addition to any poetry or writer's workshop.
Poetry Terms from Reading Mecca on TeachersNotebook.com - (1 page) - This poetry reference page is great for teaching young students, grades 1 through 4, about poetry terms such as alliteration and metaphors. The page includes a sample of each term that is easy to read and visualize.