An acronym for People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling. Its purpose is an online website for ESL learners, but has good resources for poetry and other types of writing.
The Poetry Foundation.org publishes Poetry magazine. Their goal is to select good poetry and get it out to a large audience.
The site lists typed of Poetry and gives a concise definition and example.
A poet's writing resource.
All about Poe
Walt Whitman: Patriot Poet
Wired for Books
Poems, stories, plays, essays, lectures, and interviews for children and adults.
Wired for Books: Poetry Online
Listen to readings of poems many by the original authors.
The Mosaic Curriculum
Free curriculum guides combining history, geography, literature, poetry memorization, world religions and more, by using living books, websites, hands on activities, and other resources. Free manuals include daily lesson plans for 180 days. Helpful checklists and shopping lists. Timelines unit study is provided.
Haiku and Beyond
A Study of Japanese Literature - by Denver Public Schools. Grade 4
Grade Levels: 3 - 6. Students learn the syllable structure and mood of haiku poems by comparing the serenity of the autumn months with the peaceful rhythms of haiku poetry.
A Journey To Japan Through Poetry
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. Grade 3
PoetryTeachers.com provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to teach your students to write different types of funny poems. The lessons are written by published children's poets and include fun examples along with the suggestions.
FREE Online Rhyming Dictionary
My daughter loves using this online tool when writing poetry. Just put any word in the form and specify whether you want results with end rhymes, first syllable rhymes, last syllable rhymes, beginning rhymes, or double rhymes. Your child is sure to find a word to use in their poetry or limerick from the results
Support American poets
Modern American Poetry
MAPS=Modern American Poetry Site. Includes more than 30,000 pages of critical essays, images, biographies, and syllabi relating to 161 poets.
The Digital Dante
Contains the original Italian version of The Divine Comedy and two English translations. The site also includes The Convivio in English as well as several other works in Italian and Latin. Don't miss the text of Milton's Paradise Lost.
Sea Life Poetry
Using Internet resources listed with the lesson plan, students discover oceans and sea life and use this material for different forms of poetry. Good way to integrate language arts into an ocean unit study.
Detailed 27 lesson unit including the use of simile and metaphor in poetry, puns, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, imagery, proverbs, haiku, acrostic, and more
Curriculum & Lesson Plans
From Education World. Links to lesson plans, activities, articles, and projects for teaching poetry.
Ideas for personalizing poetry
Similes and metaphors
Using similes and metaphors to make poetry more vivid. Grades 5-12
Internet rhyming dictionary. Warning - program does not edit content for words some consider inappropriate.