Poetry provides a fun way to motivate students to write. There is poetry everywhere. Students listen to rhymes in songs, especially in hip-hop. There are loads of resources available on the Internet to help you help your students write and become poets.
The Poetry Zone has links to books, poems, and how to write poems.
Why not giggle your way to writing and learning about Poetry? Go to Giggle Poetry.
The Educational Technology Training Center's Instant Poetry Site takes the cake. Interactive poetry forms like this Big Day Haiku form makes writing poetry fun. Here's an example form:
So I thought of one for my new grandchild on the way:
Grandchild on the way
Happy, Exciting, Anxious
Can't wait for baby
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