The idea behind Poetry Writing and Study for Middle Grades is to help middle school teachers, charter school instructors, and home educators integrate formal poetry writing and the study of classical poetic structures into their middle school level courses. This text is set up in a once a week format, allowing educators to integrate it into their current curriculum easily and, hopefully, seamlessly. Poetry Writing and Study for Middle Grades is designed as an introductory writing text covering grades 6-9, with a specific focus on poetry devices and writing. Educators may want to include additional materials to focus more on different aspects of poetry and critical thinking for higher or more advanced students. Educators can also include the added activities, and separate grammar and language arts for a complete, semester long Middle School English credit class.