I enjoy teaching my students to write poetry. I find these short lessons fit nicely between longer assignments. My reluctant writers are willing to try short pieces where they can include humor. Also my students have the opportunity to use a dictionary or thesaurus.
I am a third generation public school teacher who has been in education since 1987. I have taught elementary students full time for 20+ years. I am also a freelance curriculum writer. You can contact me at mrs.mjbauer(at)gmail(dot)com.