It is important that English curriculum still includes poetry in its lessons. During this interesting, #2ndaryELA Twitter chat, teachers discussed how they used poetry in their classrooms - some teachers teach it as a stand alone unit, others integrate poems as mentor texts in any unit that it fits.
Teachers also shared their favourite poems to teach and which poetry forms their students enjoy writing. Scroll down to the read the curated Twitter chat and learn more using poetry in your ELA classroom.
Get more ideas for teaching poetry at the bottom of this post by following our Poetry Pinterest board.