How might you use writing to tap into your personal passions? Are you writing a piece that makes you “ache with caring”? And in a chock-full, busy-every-minute life, how can educators find time for writing that is deeply meaningful, with the lens of replicating this experience for students?
Valentine’s Day is on Friday! Consider doing a read aloud to inspire your students to write poems, comic books, or short stories they can give to a special friend or close family member in lieu of a box of chocolates. Here are five books that will inspire primary, upper elementary, and middle school writers to craft writing that expresses heartfelt emotions.
Betsy Snyder shares a behind-the-scenes process for writing and illustrating I Haiku You, her newest picture book published by Random House. Read through her post and then leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of this book.
Bob Raczka and Peter H. Reynolds‘ new book, Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys, was released earlier this month. Guyku is a book of seasonal haiku poems written with … Continue Reading A Poetry Book for Boys
The Coast 93.3 Traffic Report stated that “95 South was a parking lot,” so I decided to head north and do some errands in Massachusetts before heading home. That was … Continue Reading Day in a Sentence
I pulled the grays out but they’re sprouting back again they make me feel old. I wrote this after hearing Billy Collins speak last week. I thought it might be … Continue Reading Haiku
I heard Poet Laureate Billy Collins speak today at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium. He was fascinating, funny, and filled with ideas for teachers on how to be better teachers … Continue Reading Advice from Poet Laureate Billy Collins