The Poetry Motivators: Rocku and Music PowerPoint that follows has 23 slides you can present to your classroom or a group of teachers.
I made up this form of poetry called “Rocku” when my fourth grade class booed me as I tried to teach them Haiku. Bad past experiences, I guess! They really took to this format and then my explanation that the Japanese changed this form a might to Haiku intrigued them. “Rocku” quickly expanded to “Sportku” then “Historyku” then “Petku”.