When we started this school year with CSCOPE for the first time, one of the "scary" new changes was that the curriculum was opened the year with a unit on POETRY!!
Poetry, a subject that often immediately strikes fear or dread into the hearts of many, can be fun, and Poets.org is one website to get started with when planning your poetry unit. Poets.org has a page specifically for educators containing links for curriculum units and lesson plans, tips for teaching poetry, and a teacher resource area.
Needing to research a poem or poet? There is an advanced search that will allow you to search using keywords, forms or themes. Poets.org also has a "Poetry map" where you can find featured poets, poems and programs in a specific state. This site also has audio and video recordings of poets reading their own works, proving to students that poetry is still a "living" part of our language today.