Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.
This is a ridiculously stressful and exam focused time of year and the pressure to teach nothing but exam technique is high. But what about using poetry as a form of stress relief in celebration of National Poetry Month?
that artist woman: Dandelion Poetry Project. I love this idea, something that fifth graders could do at the end of the year, to display in their last weeks of school. Use on first day as an "I Wish" poem about the school year.