Poetry is a great tool that teachers often overlook. The short text can be used for many comprehension activites: main ideas, inferences, questiong, etc. It can also be a great creative writing activity for kids. In my personal classroom, I also use poetry to work on fluency---as students practice expression and appropriate posody when the recite their own poetry for their peers.
This digital download has 19 different types of poetry, examples, directions and graphic organizers students can use. Enjoy!