Are you tired of the eye rolling and heavy sighs that accompany your announcement of “We’re going to start a poetry unit today!” Are you ready for a unit that combines a study of accomplished poets with opportunities for students to write? Then, you’ve found the right unit. In this unit plan, students explore poets such as Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein and Robert Frost and examine what makes their poetry so great. Then, students have a chance to author their own poems and celebrate their accomplishment by submitting the poem for publication to a magazine of their choice. Help students explore that they are a poet. They just didn’t know it!