Tag: poetry

A not-to-be-missed Conversation with Poet & Children’s Author Brynne Barnes –on BLACK GIRL RISING, trust, the music of language, and the voices that stay with us.

I am so honored and thrilled to have poet and author (+ professor, song writer, and inspirational speaker) Brynne Barnes join us on the blog today. If you have yet to discover and savor her newest release, BLACK GIRL RISING, do yourself a favor: STOP EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BOOK. We’ll wait. (Books… Read more »

Happy Poem in your Pocket Day = Mather Heights Elementary 2nd grade Blog Takeover!

Did you know that today is Poem in your Pocket Day? We wrote poems about Earth when we zoomed with author Erin Dealey on Earth Day, and we are taking over her blog to share them with you. Our poems are on display at our school: We learned to write a “First Line/ Last Line”… Read more »

4th & 6th grade Poems for #EarthDay, #PoetryMonth and #Peace, from Del Dayo Elementary –> Blog Takeover part 2

We’re ba-ack! Remember our Del Dayo Elementary Blog Takeover a few weeks ago? It all started with our Author Day zooms with Erin Dealey. We learned that Writing is NEVER wrong–and it’s not as painful as we thought…. (It’s kind of cool.) We wrote SO MUCH and we wanted to share our poems, so here’s…

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Happy TWO more weeks of Sixth Grade + One more Room 504 Poetry Blog takeover!

Hi Blog Friends–Mrs. Howard’s 6th graders are back with one more blog takeover before school is OUT! (Can I get a Woo-Hooo!???) They have come a LONG way since we first met in December: See their Blog Takeover #1: Happy Book Birthday DEAR EARTH and WRITING Takeover #2. Today they shared their amazing color poems,… Read more »

Poetry Month + World Book Day + Poem in your Pocket day = “The Book Report” by Erin Dealey

Happy Poetry Month everyone! My poem, “The Book Report,” works for Poetry Month AND World Book Day OR Poem in your Pocket Day. See below for the video of me sharing it, or the poem to print out for your class to read together. Or you can check it out on the PoetryBoost.com website here…. Read more »