Some other resources below. Also, see these websites for source materials as well as our own video directory of poetry and poetry in the classroom video page. Also now available - Billy Collins video poem and ebook.
Poem Hunter: Get poems on a particular subject / topic (click them on the left). Print and use in class.
PBS Favorite poem. Regular people read a poem.
Love That Dog: a great book introducing poetry, with audio
These grammar poems are great for getting students to practice vocabulary, write and present.
First do one on the board together for whatever topic. Then distribute the worksheets.
The students make a rough copy. Once edited and checked - give them another copy (or just print the handout double sided) and they can make a final copy and decorate.
Finally, have them read and present the best ones. Hang them on the class/school walls!
Here is one for W.H.Auden's Funeral blues.
Students watch the video. Study the poem. Then make their own using Auden's structure. Recite for the class.
Love grammar poem
Here are some resources for using Billy Collins poems. See Dharma here.
Some more general resources for teaching poetry and some ideas...
Here is a nice ebook for video poems by Billy Collins HERE.
This Bukowski poem is great for listening practice and discussion about writing. You might get students to write their own poem rewrite called "So You Want To Be A _____________." They write in statements like Bukowski's about a career/job.
A very famous poem of W.H. Auden - Funeral Blues.
Can use as a poetry lesson or also as a part of a lesson about love / Valentines.
Students first try to put the rhyming pairs into the poem. Listen with the mp3 version to see if correct. Discuss the poem.
Lastly, students can make their own version by rewriting the poem using the rewrite sheet. Present the poems in class.