National Writing Project
(30 Ideas for Teaching Writing)
NWP's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing is not limited to teaching writing poetry, but it does have great ideas for teachers that can apply to poetry and other teahing of writing. This list is practical with help for all grade levels and for everything from when a writing workshop doesn't work to how to help students, "draw rich chunks of writing from endless sprawl," and has links to other resources as well. The list is available on NWP's website.
Scholastic has many free resources for teachers including some great graphic organizers for teaching the reading and writing of poetry.
ReadWriteThink has many lessons on the teaching of writing and reading poetry. Use "poetry" as the search term to find both lesson plans and teacher materials. For example, here is a great lesson about performing poetry.
The Poetry Forge
The Poetry Forge is an open source archive, designed to allow teachers and student writers to explore, manipulate, create, and develop innovative tools for the development of poetry. There are many tools at this website to support poetry teaching in the classroom.
Poets.org is hosted by the Academy of American Poets. On this website are numerous resources for teachers to celebrate National Poetry Month (April) and curriculum units and lesson plans for teaching poetry throughout the entire year.
National Public Radio (NPR) explores poetry and its influence on culture and society. Poems, narratives, and interviews with poets and plenty more to listen to.
Poetry (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress Poetry website hosts the Poet Laureate for the United States and a number of multimedia resources for the classroom teacher. There are also links to the LIbrary of Congress' collections related to poetry.
Favorite Poem Project
Boston University and The Library of Congress' America's Favorite Poem website is a cool resource that has many levels of interaction for both the teacher and the student.