- Have your students take a picture of something about which they would have an interest in writing a poem. If you have access to a Polaroid camera, it would work best. Other alternatives would be to have students bring in a photograph or find a picture in a magazine or other media.
- Provide poetry books for students to peruse in order to become familiar with poetry styles in general. Try to provide many types of poetry.
- Have your students write their poems; they can use rhyme, alliteration, metaphors, and other elements to make their poem unique. You may want to encourage them to write their poem into a shape and with artistic creativity.
- Let your students mount their poems along with the accompanying pictures. Display in your classroom!