Last week,?I did?Young Authors Conferences all week with 4th-8th graders. I’ll be doing a poetry workshop I tried out in March, and the kids and I had lots of fun with it. The theme of the conference is making unforgettable characters, so we wrote mask poems as everyday objects. But then we rewrote them from different emotions/moods. It was a blast. I like to use props when possible to make things fun. Here are a few pics of the activity and a few first drafts–kids had just 3 minutes for each draft! I was so pleased with their creativity and enthusiasm–wait until you see the fun and moody details they came up with!