Category Archive: poetry

Writing “Things to Do” Poems: It’s All About the Action Words!

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Today’s Author Spotlight includes some poetry with Elaine Magliaro, author of the new book, THINGS TO DO.

What Trouper (The Three-Legged Black Lab) Has to Teach About Poetry

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Meg Kearney provides us with some ways to teach poetry in the elementary school in today’s Author Spotlight post.

Poetry Begins with Play

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Learning to play with words is an important step for young writers who are learning to create poems.

See Something Where There is Nothing: A Poetry Lesson

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Need a fresh idea for poetry? Try this lesson!

Finding Time: With Craft Moves on The Poem Farm

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Poetry month in my opinion (and my students’) is a celebration of writing! It’s a time when we writers welcome new beginnings and hone the art and crafting of our writing skills. I watch my students take wings and write with grace and confidence during poetry month.

The Rising Writers Club

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My school offered a before school writing club and it was a hit! Here is a quick glimpse and a little tip on teaching poetry as April approaches.

Making Connections with Poetry

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I am on a technology roll lately! First Evernote and now Padlet. Check out the start of a new tool to inspire my students.

Have Charts, Will Travel. Mentor texts? Even better!

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My last post was about some of the reflections that I want to remember when I teach any genre of writing, but I also wanted to share more of our poetry workshop and… Continue reading

Respect, React, and Write–My Three Reflections

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Three important reflections inspired by teaching poetry to fifth-grade writers

A Poetry Break: If I Were…

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Making space for poetry.

Teaching the Four Types of Writing Through Texts

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Janiel Wagstaff’s books will help you teach primary writers about the four types of writing in an engaging way. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win her series of Stella books.

Notebooks on Field Trips: Discovering the Writer’s Life

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One of my favorite things about being a classroom teacher was taking educational field trips with my students. One year, I took my fifth grades on 20-25 field trips around the five boroughs… Continue reading

Heartfelt Gifts: Writing Presents

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My favorite gifts to give are the ones that have come from my heart and my pen!

Many Ways to Use “I am” Poems!

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Don’t shy away from the formulaic “I am” poem! There are so many possibilities…

Writing Information Books with Voice and Beauty: Diving Into Information Writing Blog Series

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When I was a kid, our town library had a whole special room filled with children’s books. It was one of my favorite places in the world. That was where I fell in love with Corduroy,… Continue reading

Put poetry into your writing tool kit all year!

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Naturally, April seems to be the month to introduce poetry units of study as either part of writing or reading workshop, and that is a lovely celebration to look forward to. But, why wait until April? Why not bring the power of poetry into our workshops from the very beginning of the school year?

What Gifted Writers Need

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These young students come to me ready to write. They just need permission.

Growing Students Who Love Poetry

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  Back in March, I had the pleasure of attending the Michigan Reading Association conference in Grand Rapids, MI. I had been preparing my own presentation for the event and had neglected to… Continue reading

Throwback Week: Be A Teacher Who Writes Poetry

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Be a teacher who writes poetry and share it with your students.

Throwback Week: Exploring Content-Based Poetry

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This Throwback Post written by Anna is sure to inspire you during National Poetry Month!