Good explanation of Haikus for my older kids. In April, the whole front of my circulation desk becomes a poetry wall. I buy cheap decorative post-its from target and the kids are allowed to write a poem on them and stick it to the wall. At the end of the month we host a poetry night and students can read one of those poems!
This is an example of one of the handouts from The Teacher Next Door's Poetry Packet. The packet includes 21 different types of poetry forms with detailed directions, examples and student writing pages.