I like challenging myself and my students with their writing. So… in honor of National Poetry Month, I thought about creating a week-long poetry challenge since I’d like to create more poetry of my own to share with my students during minilesson demonstrations. Hence…
I was thinking about starting this Challenge on Saturday, 4/12 and ending it on Saturday, 4/19. 8 days, 8 poems. Are you in? If so, please leave a comment. (I’ll post some charges/poetry writing ideas each day in case you’d like the inspiration… However, you can/should write in any poetic format you’d like. Finally, I will use Mr. Linky each day of the Challenge so you may view other people’s poetry writing.)
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I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.
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19 thoughts on “POETRY CHALLENGE”
I’m just seeing the challenge now, but I might try it … we’ll see if I can put something together before midnight for this first day!
A challenge…OK. I’ll do it! We like writing poems together in class and I need to get them to finish a few to enter in our boards “Poetry is You” contest. The deadline is coming up.
I’d like to give this a try, too. I know that as a writing teacher I should be writing more. I also know that it is difficult to find poetry at the levels of some of my beginning readers, so maybe I should just write some of my own!
Okay, I am surely in! Can’t wait to see what you ask us to write. Wooo hoooo that will be exciting!!!!!
I love being around all this writing creativity and hopefully it will help me! I sure need the challenge to keep writing!
oh…and please tell me how you made your logo for the challenge. I really want to make a logo for my Resource Monday entries and Listy Sunday entries….thanks in advance!
I am in…I LOVE writing poetry! I have 2 notebooks that I just write poetry in but I haven’t written since I written faithfully since I started grad school a year ago…and this will get me back into it! ~ Thanks for the challenge…
I did post one of my original poems last Friday…it is about my Lighthouse adventure that I went on over my my spring break…
I am in…. this will be a challenge- My hey! That’s my OLW- so here we go! Jen
I think that I will also do this with my treasures. Perfect for our unit right now.
I will prob be in
I am going to post something tomorrow about a web-based hyperlink poetry cycle that I am completing. It’s been quite an interesting writing-tech adventure
I’m in. I’m doing the PAD challenge at Writer’s Digest…but would love to add another challenge to my poetry month agenda. I look forward to seeing your prompts. (PS… I have a poetry submission challenge going for April too.)
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