I just recently worked through a poetry unit with my third and fourth grade English Language Learners. It was really a lot of fun. My students really enjoyed it and didn't even realize how much they were learning about nouns, verbs and adjectives as well as poetic devices such as rhythm & rhyme and alliteration and syllables. Believe it or not, their favorite type of poem to both read and write was the haiku. I can remember when I was in elementary school thinking that haiku was very challenging to write. I am so excited that they came away with positive attitudes towards poetry. I loved it!
Here are some of the anchor charts we put together: