Poetry has been around since before the written word. It is an age old tradition of story telling often crafted in verse. Here at Teacher Planet we have compiled a number of resources to help you bring poetry into your classroom.

Whether celebrating National Poetry Month (April) or World Poetry Day (March 21st) there is always room for poetry in any creative writing curriculum. You can discuss the different types of poems or encourage classroom discussion and motivate your students to share their favorite poets/poems.

In addition to lesson plans on poetry in general, you can find a long list of acrostic poems and worksheets. Also available are hands on activities, units, printables and clip art. Poetry is fun, it's a means to broaden a child's imagination and writing skills.