Poetry is an area of language arts that often gets neglected for other more pressing areas such as writing and vocabulary. But poetry is both enjoyable and important! If you are looking for a way to incorporate poetry into your curriculum, consider a study of poetic forms.
Choose some of the more common poetic forms and go through one or two each week until you are finished. Possible poetic forms include Narrative Poetry, Haiku, Villanelle, Pastoral, Sonnet, Lyric Verse, Free Verse, Limerick, Nonsense Verse, Nursery Rhymes, and Ballad.