Session 11 – Writing Across Genres with Poem-Teachers

Special guest Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, author of Poems are Teachers: How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing In All Genres and of many books of poetry for children, including her newest Dreaming of You and With My Hands: Poems About Making Things, will lead this session on how reading, studying, and experimenting with poetry can strengthen students’ writing and themselves as writers. Amy will share inspiration and practical strategies to bring to your classroom not just for Poetry Month, but all year long!

Standards-aligned: CCSS W1-10, R1-10; Danielson: 1, 2, 3, 4a, c-f

Each session is linked to professional and learning standards. As every district is different, crosswalk these between your own standards for alignment or contact us with questions.

Amy will be giving away one copy, each, of four of her recent books:

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1. (Bonus: 5 entries = 5 chances to win!) Join the live streaming session on April 18 and between 11AM and Noon EST and post a comment in the chat box.

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