This poetry unit contains six easy writing exercises that will make poetry reading and writing less scary to students. My students - even the very reluctant ones - had a great time writing poems using these prompts.
Each lesson contains objectives, starter activity, what needs to be reviewed, suggested reading, writing assignment, homework suggestions, evaluation, and supplies needed. Everything you need to teach the unit! (All of the readings can be found online. I don't include them here because of possible copyright issues.)
I end the unit by having students compile thier poems into a chapbook using the title they generated in the first lesson.