I decided to have my students create poetry notebooks. Each week they would receive a new poem to add to their notebook and by the end of the year, they had quite a collection!
Their poetry notebook was kept in their book bag. At any time during Reader's Workshop, they were able to pull out the notebook and practice the poems that we had collected.
I chose poems in a variety of ways. I liked to choose ones that went along with the current season or holiday. Other times, I would select poems that went along with a particular skill that we were learning in Reader's Workshop.
When I did teach poetry, I liked to hang these fun posters in the classroom for students to reference as we created poetry journals with our own work.