Hello, Kidlitosphere! First off, congratulations to Linda Baie, who won a signed copy of Meet My Family from the giveaway at Kirby Larson’s blog a couple of weeks ago. That book is winging its way to Linda.
Now, today is Stop 5 on my Meet My Family blog tour! And this one’s a video post–so it’s a vlog, not a blog. I am so happy to be on One Question with Colby Sharp to share some tips for teachers who are intimidated by poetry. Perfect timing, since National Poetry Month is fast approaching. (And I hope you’ll answer MY One Question at the end.) P.S. Teachers, you’ll want to subscribe to Colby’s channel for tons of great videos!
Colby always has awesome guests and great ideas and book recommendations. He has The Yarn, NerdCamp, and One Question, plus a book of his own that came out YESTERDAY! Check out The Creativity Project!
Also, don’t miss Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ recent roundup of poetry tips for teachers.
I hope you’ll share all these resources widely with teachers who might like them. Thank you!
And here are the first 4 stops, in case you missed them:
- Student writing (mask/persona poems from the point of view of young animals) with Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche
- Friend Friday (sharing my weird childhood that eventually led to Meet My Family) with Kirby Larson
- 3-Question Interview with Melissa Stoller
- Swapping Family Traditions with Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise