Powerful Poetry celebrates the beauty, power and pleasure of poetry in the classroom. This highly readable book outlines the many benefits of integrating poetry into your literacy program, including building reading, writing and speaking skills, nurturing creativity and celebrating language. Powerful Poetry provides practical, enjoyable lessons for integrating poetry into your year-long literacy program and engaging ways to introduce poetic structure, language, tools and devices. Book lists introduce a wide range of wonderful poems and poets. Ideal for new and experienced teachers who are looking to bring the power of poetry into their classroom.