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April 2009 Poetry Challenge Gifts

One-third of my students attempted the April 2009 Poetry Challenge, which I gave them as an optional, independent activity during the month of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. It was a lot of work in a month that included over a week off from school. However, three of my students successfully completed it. Hence, I’m off to bake some chocolate chip cookies for the celebration I’m having for the three of them at lunchtime tomorrow. (As you can see, I already wrapped their gifts, which turned out to be more extensive than I had originally planned since I had more poetry books than I had kids who completed the Challenge thanks to the deal I got from Scholastic on the Poetry from Young People Series.)

Stacey Shubitz View All

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.

2 thoughts on “April 2009 Poetry Challenge Gifts Leave a comment

  1. You are very welcome! Your blog is very impressive, and the poem challenge is interesting. Even with finals it prompted me to write a poem or two. 🙂


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