National Poetry Month Kickoff!

Educators, it’s almost April! I’m excited on two counts:

1) My new book, Water Can Be…, publishes tomorrow! I’m still creating educator materials for it, but you can find reviews, my first teaching guide, and a bunch of videos (both book trailers and content videos) here on my site.

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

2) I’ll be sharing a riddle-ku (riddle haiku) every day in April, right here on my blog. Thirty riddle-ku, coming your way! You can click on the Educators tab above for a description and tips for classroom extension activities. Please feel free to share with all your elementary educator friends–this will be an awesome brief poem to use with your students every day:>)

[Educators, please click here to see a roundup of the entire month’s riddle-ku and also to get suggestions for using these riddle-ku with your students.]

UPDATE: My riddle-ku are now available in Kindle and paperback as Riddle-ku: Haiku for Very Close Reading (along with tons of great auxiliary materials for teachers), part of the 30 PAINLESS CLASSROOM POEMS series.

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Riddle-ku: Book 2 in the 30 Painless Classroom Poems series

Thanks, and have a fantastic Poetry Month!

 

20 Responses

  1. Wow, a riddle-ku every day! That’s a big challenge. Looking forward to it, Laura, & happy “birth-day” to Water Can Be tomorrow!

    1. Thanks, Linda! They were really fun to write, actually. Had to write extra because certain things I couldn’t get pictures of in Minnesota in Feb/Mar!

      1. I’m just taking it a little ‘poetically’ easy this month, a little of this & that, but tomorrow, I’ll highlight your book coming out! Have a lovely day! I’ll watch for your ‘riddle-ku’ & maybe use them for a poetry lesson with some students at school during the month. I’ll let you know!

  2. Wow, a riddle-ku every day! That’s a big challenge. Looking forward to it, Laura, & happy “birth-day” to Water Can Be tomorrow!

    1. Thanks, Linda! They were really fun to write, actually. Had to write extra because certain things I couldn’t get pictures of in Minnesota in Feb/Mar!

      1. I’m just taking it a little ‘poetically’ easy this month, a little of this & that, but tomorrow, I’ll highlight your book coming out! Have a lovely day! I’ll watch for your ‘riddle-ku’ & maybe use them for a poetry lesson with some students at school during the month. I’ll let you know!

  3. This is wonderful I think I will try writing a poem a day also congracions on your new book I can’t wate to get a copy

  4. This is wonderful I think I will try writing a poem a day also congracions on your new book I can’t wate to get a copy

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