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

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

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.

avatar for Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

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 TEACHERS... Read More →

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