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Friday, May 5 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Poetry! For Joy and for Craft

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Poetry is joy. Poetry helps us discover who we are and who we wish to become. And because poems are generally built from a small number of lines, studying poetry helps young readers and writers understand meaning, structure, metaphor, patterns, and word choice one page at a time. This workshop will explore many books, websites, and ideas for sharing poetry in a unit or throughout a year. Help students fall in love with poems, the most elegant writing teachers of all.

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Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

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I am author of FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion, 2013), EVERY DAY BIRDS (Scholastic, 2016, and co-author with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons of POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES (Heinemann, 2013). My forthcoming books include READ! READ! READ! (Wordsong, 2017), POEMS ARE TEAC... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Roosevelt B

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