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Teaching Great Poetry to Children: Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins is pretty much my favorite poet. That’s kind of a silly thing to say, since having a favorite poet is like having a favorite food, and how could I choose between ice-cream and fresh blueberries and the … Continue reading

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The Busy City: Playing with Noise in Poetry

¬†I want to share something really cool that formed in class today. We had been talking¬†about noises in poems — noisy things, words we liked the sound of, onomatopoeia — and decided to write a group poem about a crazy, … Continue reading

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James Bond and the Past Perfect: teaching grammar through poems

As I was organizing things for the first class of the year yesterday, I found a gem from the archives. We had been learning about the past perfect tense and how weird it is to try to write in it … Continue reading

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Three Minute Poetry

Here’s a quick idea to get the creative juices flowing this summer: Three Minute Poetry. Good for adults too! Three minute poetry is a great way to help people break through the idea that they can’t write, or that they … Continue reading

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