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Blue Whale’s Apology #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) A few cool things before my poem: I’m excited to share the awesome news that Snowman-Cold=Puddle is on the ILA Teachers’ Choice Reading List! Also, I recently created a bunch of #readaloud videos of some of my books and a

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Tip #6: Make a Face [Poetry Tips for Teachers]

Welcome to today’s tip in my month-long Poetry Tips for Teachers series. [Addendum: I had a little issue with a disappearing blog post and rewriting it and–well, I’ll spare you the details. I apologize for having the same basic tip two days in a row, but this one has a

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Lionesses: Girrrrrrrrl Power! A Need to Feed Poem

Hi teachers! Here’s one more poem from my new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book, A Need to Feed: Poems of Predators and Prey. This is the last one I’m sharing–at least for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed them! Note: Lionesses do most of the hunting for a pride of lions.

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Hickory Dickory Dance: A Need to Feed Poem

Hi teachers! Here’s another poem from my new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book, A Need to Feed: Poems of Predators and Prey. Note: Chimpanzees like to poke anthills and termite mounds with a stick (from an arrowwood plant, not a hickory tree!). Ants run up the stick, and the chimpanzees

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Wolf: Death Dance [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in Florida visiting family for a few days, and I’m a bit out of the loop–but I’m glad you’re here! Here’s another poem from my new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book, A Need to Feed: Poems of Predators and Prey. Note: In the Arctic tundra, wolves

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Brotherly Love: A Need to Feed Poem

I’m going to share a few poems this week and next from my new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book, A Need to Feed: Poems of Predators and Prey. They may be a little too bloodthirsty for some of you, especially in this lovely holiday season. :>) But for the rest

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Revising a Poetry Collection, Day 3

Yay! It’s day 3 of the 4 days I set aside for revising my current poetry collection. I did day 2 last week at Barnes & Noble, and it was a tough one. I was trying to work in setting and sensory words, without making my poems any longer (I

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An Actual Writing Day!

Between freelance work and family obligations (especially over the summer, when I practically wear a chauffeur uniform), I don’t get much time to work on the writing I love. That’s why I am so excited to have carved out several chunks of days to work on a poetry project. I’ve

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