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Category Archives: Writing

National Poetry Month, some ideas for teachers

You know, when I teach older primary students (5th, 6th) a poetry seminar, I always start by asking who likes poetry. Many times only four or five students will raise their hands. Then I ask, “How many like music sung by a band or singer?” and most of the kids will raise their hands. I […]

Quick tip–read rhyme until you’re sick of it!

You all know I write rhyming books. I am a huge advocate of reading rhyme to kids–but remember read it until the child has it memorized. The great power in rhyme for kids is that good rhyme is easily committed to memory. Once a child remembers a rhyme every word in the poem or story […]

Giveaway open until Friday! NOW CLOSED

Hi all! Just a quick update–the current giveaway is open until this Friday. I’ve gotten tons of entries, so keep em coming. As of right now I’m working on my newest poetry collection. I can’t believe what a challenge it is to write 120 poems! But what a fun challenge. That brings me to a […]

Fairy Tales…

As a child I wrapped fairy tales around my mind as I would wrap a snug blanket around myself on a chill day.┬áStories insulated me from the hard, cold world. But when I reached teen years I longed for a different kind of escape. At that age I read mostly horror, or stark, bleak historical […]