This lesson plan introduces a poetry unit using music and film to get students thinking about the definition of poetry and how it fits into their lives. The end of the lesson introduces the concept of Found Poetry.
This is a document that outlines 10 exercises originally designed for use in Secondary School, to teach and practice writing poetry. Each lesson goes through the basic components of poetry (simile, metaphor, and personification), and is focused on getting the student's imagination going, while producing at most 16 lines of poetry per assignment. The results produced must go through two revisions either from teacher feedback or peer review. 10 lessons in all. Originally developed by my father, who is now retired, but taught in the Richmond School District (California, USA) for many years.