On Wednesdays (when I share tips for educators related to my books) for Poetry Month, I’m planning to share poetryactions–that’s what I’ve called poems that use some book as a starting point for my inspiration. Usually I write these poems inspired by other people’s books, but this month, I’ll do a few based on my own. Years ago, I wrote a bunch of poetryactions, and you can read them by clicking here. I think these would be fun classroom writing activities!
Here’s today’s poem, about a rock I brought home from the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland. I love the thought that rocks tell stories–about the earth, and about our own lives and where we got the rocks.
And here’s my draft page:
Thanks for reading, and happy National Poetry Month! And if you ended up here by chance, fantastic! Here are a few links you might find helpful.
- Intro to what I’m doing this National Poetry Month
- ALL the sticky-note poems I’ve written so far
- To see each sticky-note poem as I post it, you can:
- What is National Poetry Month?
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]