George, Mary Y.,
Language Art—An Idea Book
, Chandler Publishing, Penna., 1970. See part three, pp. 92-136; loads of ideas for all types of students.
Tied, Iris M., Tied, Sidney,
Contemporary English in the Elementary School
, Prentice-Hall, 1967. Hundreds of ideas for the language arts; see especially pp. 208-245, “The World of Poetry.”
Teaching Literature to Adolescents
, Scott, Foresman, Ill., 1966. Contains excellent insights into poetry by poets and suggests remedies for many of the technical problems associated with teaching poetry.
When the Teacher Says, “Write A Poem
,” Harper and Row, New York, 1965. Contains vivid and numerous examples of poetic styles suitable for middle grade students. Many examples of student poetry given and commented upon.
Dodd, Anne, W.,
Globe Books, New York, 1973. Covers the entire spectrum of creative writing. See section seven: “Exploring Poetry,” pp. 73-94 for help in teaching. Haiku, Tanka, Free Verse, and the limerick.
Norton, James H., Gretton, Francis,
Writing Incredibly Short Plays
, Harcourt, 1972. Loaded with ideas from cover to cover. See pp. 101-198 for ideas for poems.