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My Poems at the TLA Poetry Round Up #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Texas Library Association conference in Austin to take part in Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong’s awesome Poetry Round Up. What a great event! I’m sharing the clip of the

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Skeleton - a poem by Laura Purdie Salas

A Skeleton for Poetry Friday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) In thinking about my word of the year–essential–I realized I had written a poem not too long ago that connected with that. This was part of Carol Varsalona’s Autumn Palette Gallery–a collection of lovely images and words/poems from autumn. Here’s

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Poetry Friday Anthology for Science

Poetry Friday Anthology for Science–remix!

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’ve shared Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell’s awesome Poetry Friday Anthology for Science here before, and now there’s a new edition. Teachers requested a non-grade-level-edition for kids, and Janet and Sylvia delivered. Introducing The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday

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Classified Haiku [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! Last month, we Poetry Sisters wrote poems in the style of e.e. cummings. Whew! I’m glad that is finished. For July, we decided to do haiku in the vein of classified ads. Two ancient forms–ha!

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My Cat, by Valerie Worth

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) With all the excitement over a lion or other big cat roaming a Milwaukee neighborhood, I thought “My Cat,” by Valerie Worth, would be appropriate for today. It’s from the book Pug & Other Animal Poems (see it on Indiebound

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“Hello” to a Magazine Merit Honor

I had a lovely message a few weeks ago about my poem “Good-Bye, Hello!” It’s a back-to-school poem that appeared in Highlights magazine last year, and it is the runner-up for SCBWI’s 2015 Magazine Merit award. Yay! And, I’m happy to say that Michelle Heidenrich Barnes of Today’s Little Ditty

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Oh, Did You Need That Homework? [poetry friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I hope you had an awesome Poetry Month. I did. It was super busy with lots of visits to schools and libraries. However, I’m way behind on blog reading, and I especially am a bit sad that I missed out

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Tip #8: Connect With the Poem & Poetry Friday Roundup!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m so pleased to be hosting Poetry Friday today, and thank you for dropping in! First, I’m going to continue my month-long series of Poetry Tips for Teachers. Tip #8: Connect With the Poem Help kids connect before reading the poem. Let’s take this poem from Lee

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