Write, peel, stick. Write, peel, stick. There’s something incredibly satisfying to me about jotting ideas down on Post-It notes, and I love using them as creativity tools in the art museum. Especially for those of us who feel more comfortable crafting with words rather than sketching lines and shapes, Post-it poetry is an easy way […]

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When I first became a teacher, I was not a writer.  Sure, I wrote in school and I really enjoyed some of the writing I produced in college. But I was not a writer. I thought teaching writing could be summed up with the five-paragraph essay and acrostic poems.  Thankfully, my first teaching mentor handed […]

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  April is National Poetry Month and we are excited to celebrate it with our new workshop for young writers, Poetry Makers! During this workshop, you can strengthen your children’s understanding of themselves and the world around them through the power of writing poetry. Through inspiring videos and printables, we will explore, list poems, Diamante, […]

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When writing poetry I find it is ideal to begin with a provocation.  A provocation need not be a poem to copy but more so an experience that is relevant and real to the little ones involved. As part of my teaching practice I have spent large amounts of time looking closely at writing development […]

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As I sat down to compose a list of my favorite poets, I became aware that I read poetry like a writer, and I consider the young writers who might be inspired by these poets. We all know that children love rhyme, but it can be very difficult to write good rhymes. Also, sometimes children […]

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