Are you overwhelmed trying to teach all of the Common Core Reading Standards? Do you feel like there is no more time for "fun, creative," assignments? Is it a struggle to teach parts of speech? It is possible to teach Common Core Reading skills, creative writing and grammar in one lesson. Look no further than these poetry assignments. Poems are quick to write and easier than longer narratives. These form poems provide structures that allow you to teach specific reading comprehension skills. The packet includes graphic organizers, poetry templates, grammar mini-lessons, and rubrics. The assignments are great for you whole class, including those in ESL and Special Education.