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Susan Marie Swanson: «I write poetry and picture books. “Trouble, Fly,” a poem from Getting Used to the Dark, my collection of poems for young readers, appears in an acclaimed anthology, This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort. I hold an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and my honors include a poetry fellowship from the Bush Foundation, and fellowships in poetry and in children’s literature from the McKnight Foundation»
A Poem is...by Disney. Fantastic youtube videos to inspire children to love poetry!
«Poetry Aloud Here: Sharing Poetry with Children», by Sylvia M. Vardell. «This was the culmination of years and years of work in poetry for young people, including developing and teaching a new graduate course in poetry for young people. I was thrilled that ALA wanted to publish it and so gratified at its success. Then they asked me to do a second edition». Why Make Poetry a Priority? What Poetry Do Children Enjoy? How Do You Promote Poetry? What Happens after You Share the Poem?
High School Poetry Unit Plan, FOUR FULL WEEKS of Dynamic, Multimedia Lessons
Compelling multimedia lessons to get teens excited about poetry. Click HERE for a four-week print-and-teach unit designed for high school and advanced middle school students.
10 Diverse Poetry Books for Kids. Do you read poetry with your kids? Although I read a wide variety of children’s books, I don’t read as much poetry as I should. April is National Poetry Month and I’m giving myself a challenge: read one poem with the kids every night at bedtime. Will you join me? Read more: www.whatdowedoall...
Humorous attemt to define poetry.
Top 5 tips for performing poetry, presented by writer and speaker Renee M. LaTulippe. Renée LaTulippe is a former English/theater/public speaking teacher. She is now a children's writer who composes poems for her video blog, No Water River, where she also features videos of renowned children's poets reading their own work.