My kids this year absolutely LOVE poetry and I LOVE that they LOVE it!!! :) We do one poem every week. I have the poem written out on chart paper and I introduce it to the class on Monday. On Tuesday/Wednesday (depending on when they go to the poetry center) they will glue the poem into their poetry notebooks. They have to illustrate the poem and highlight/circle our sight words.
Then Thursday and Friday we continue to practice our poems whole group. I usually have the students bring their notebooks to the carpet. I hang the chart paper with the poem on it in front of the class. The children love to come up front and use a pointer or a echo microphone to guide the other students in reading the poem. They also love to sing the poem, read it in 'girlie' voices, read it like a monster, etc. We have a blast!
You can find my poetry book HERE
I would love to hear how you do poetry in your class!!