If your students need some additional teaching about the concepts underlying the composition of poetry, this volume might help.  In "It Doesn't Have to Rhyme" you will find 20 original poems, (originally illustrated by Dennis Black) perfect for kindergartners to read, memorize and use as models for their own writing. With each poem you will find a teaching points guide to help you with your instruction and a graphic organizer to assist the children in composing their own poetry.  This volume compliments "Start to Write," but can stand on its own for teaching poetry to kindergartners. Click on the button at the left to download your own copy ($15). Click on the button below to view a sample poem set.