Poetry is a “core” subject, whatever that means. And most of us remember a time (or are still living in it) when the teacher announced “We’re going to start a poetry unit”
And everyone groaned.
I think there are fun ways to teach poetry. I’ve frequently had a blast teaching poetry units to students from toddlers to adults. Recently I taught four groups of teens at Vancouver Public Library Book Camp. Admittedly they were a literary bunch, but I think everyone had a lot of fun. So I thought I’d upload my PDFs in case any teachers or writers want to use them. Warning – they rely heavily on my upcoming books, AUDACIOUS and CAPRICIOUS so sorry in advance for the self promotion.
Course Plan (pdf)
foundpoem12 (pdf – supporting materials for one of the exercises)