Tips for Teachers - Writing Poems
Some suggestions for teachers on how to use the poem exercise.

* To get started, choose a topic and following the guidelines, write a poem as a class activity.

* If students wish, look at more examples of poems following the link to Andreas Lunds' site.

* Show students how to use the thesaurus (either on the web or in a word-processor), to get some ideas for synonyms.

* Students write poems.

* Make a collection of poems for the whole class to read or submit to a school magazine.