Friday, I posted my poem “After the Storm” from PoetryTagTime, the fun, inexpensive (99 cents!), teacher-friendly e‑anthology of the 30 poems from Sylvia Vardell’s Poetry Tag feature for National Poetry Month.
Yesterday, at the PoetryTagTime Tips blog, Sylvia posted some great teaching tips for teachers to use with my acrostic poem, including a Poetry Performance idea. I love this! When I present at schools, it’s all about getting kids involved in the reading. Kids love poetry even more if they can act it out, dance it, devour it!
Sylvia’s doing this all month, posting easy and imaginative lessons/activities to go along with every single poem! So for 99 cents, teachers can download the e‑book, share a poem each day with their kids, and even find online tips to help make the poetry accessible to everyone (kids and intimidated teachers alike). Cool! I need to go back through this whole blog and read all the tips–I’m sure it’s going to give me some ideas to add to my own Poetry Performance bag of tricks:>)