To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. They learn to appreciate that a key purpose of writing is to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and they begin to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. They develop the capacity to build knowledge on a subject through research projects and to respond analytically to literary and informational sources. To meet these goals, students must devote significant time and effort to writing, producing numerous pieces over short and extended time frames throughout the year.
The only poets who seem to earn really good money, are the ones that create the lyrics for the song. When Garth Brooks was hot, a lyricist who penned the words to any song that appeared in one of his albums, even the ones that never became singles, could expect to make about $500,000. While this is a rare example, it does happen. Even your song never gets picked up by a billboard topping star, you can put poems to music that become sales jingles and make some extra money. The better you can read and interpret music, the easier songwriting will be.