Catch your breath : writing poignant poetry
Inform and engage young writers with this contemporary, creative breakdown of poetry essentials. Clear, concise text introduces and defines key skills while aligning closely to Common Core State Standards. Fun and inspiring writing prompts launch new skills into practice, while author bios and mentor texts provide creative blueprints for budding writers.
An activity-based book about different forms of poetry includes creative writing exercises designed to reinforce language arts skills; art projects that encourage children to visualize concepts and definitions; short biographies of important poets that underscore poetry's importance to society; and coverage of different literary techniques such as personification, metaphor and alliteration, discussed in a simple and accessible way. Meets Common Core State Standards for language arts and fits seamlessly into the poetry curriculum of grades 2 to 4. Simultaneous.
Pizza, pigs, and poetry : how to write a poem
Featuring personal anecdotes and an abundance of information, a humorous guide, filled with poetry exercises, ideas, projects, and pointers, teaches readers how to write poetry, and proves that poetry is in fact irresistible! Simultaneous. 15,000 first printing.
Get lit rising : Words ignite. Claim your poem. Claim your life.
"Get to know the Get Lit Players--a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world--with this common-core aligned book that sheds light on teen issues through their own poetry and slam poetry performances. Get Lit Rising brings to life the true story of nineteen teen poets (the Get Lit Players) who are inspiring thousands of teens across the country through their award-winning performances of classic and spoken word poems. This book takes readers inside the private lives of these teen poets as they try to transform the lives of inner city teens in some of the toughest life circumstances. The Get Lit Players include teens who are homeless, autistic, have parents in jail, battle with weight and body issues, depression, and more. But they use the powerof poetry to pursue lives of promise and to reach out to friends, families, and communities. This uplifting book also offers the classic poems that have most inspired the Get Lit Players, along with their own personal response poems, and each chapter offers questions, writing prompts, and how-tos for readers to set their own inner poet free. Ending with a section for parents and educators featuring the curriculum that's already in schools throughout California, this slam-dunk shows how to get teens excited about poetry and how to create poetry groups and slams in their own communities"--