1) Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out, by Ralph Fletcher. All of Ralph’s books are wonderful, but this?is my favorite. He even’signed my worn?copy?at NCTE in 2011–score! “Most people seem to think that writing a poem is like emotional oil gushing from the soul, an expression of
A couple of weeks ago, I shared “Faith of a Mustard Seed,” by Hope Anita Smith, from?Dare to Dream…Change the World, a poetry anthology conceived of and edited by Jill Corcoran (Kane?Miller, 2012). Several of the poems have stuck in my mind since reading them, which is really saying something,
I have several poems in The Poetry Friday Anthology (Common Core K‑5 edition): Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core, a new?offering from Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (of PoetryTag Time fame:>) I want to share some other poems, but I like to get permission before
I’ve posted before about Gift Tag, the new poetry e‑thology edited?and published by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. It’s only $2.99 (buy it from the link on poetrytagtime.com), a complete bargain for poetry lovers (and perhaps a converter for?kids who aren’t already poetry lovers). Today, I thought I’d share my
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
Roger Sutton recently posted about Poetry Tag Time, the e‑anthology brilliantly created by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong to try to make poetry more accessible and get it into more classrooms. 30 fun and fantastic kids’ poems for only 99 cents! So I thought I’d share my poem from it here
Earlier this week, I shared how excited I was to get my contributor copies for the new Lee Bennett Hopkins I Can Read anthology, Dizzy Dinosaurs! The poems in here are so cute, from the messy triceratops in Marilyn Singer’s opening “Tricera-Flops” to the dinosaurs who didn’t listen to Mom
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