Poetry is an important part of the programms of language and literature subjets, for the teaching of writing and reading, but teachers have some problems in motivating their students. Sometimes, poetry is sacrified so that other skills can be teached, but it teaches students not only to write, but also to think and to know himself and the others. Beyond that, it also allows the improvement of speaking and listening skills and personal, creative and critical expression. Teachers have to make an effort to make their students learn that poetry is not a waste of time and that is perfect to express feelings. Without it, art and life would, most probably, be much poorer and boring.
So, let’s develop interesting and simple activities to motivate students to this beautiful and inspiring art!