“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a mountain.
We celebrated our 5th annual Take Your Poet to Work Day this week. Check out all the fun places our favorite poets hung out!
Come explore how literacy can start with a snowball and why The Snowy Day has been in print for 55 years with Megan Willome as your guide.
It’s Take Your Poet to Work Day! Not surprisingly, we’ve got poetry on the brain today.
“Evangeline” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow resurrected an almost forgotten event in Canadian and American history and helped shaped a regional people.
The picturesque structure and symbolic passages of mountains and valleys in poetry goes back to antiquity. In part, the poet lives by a code of paying attention. Think of the simple beauty that others sometimes miss in nature. Let it inspire you and write some poetry with us.
Remember what it was like to be a harried mom in the shoe store? (Or was that just yesterday?) In this Life Notes edition, L.L. Barkat recalls all too well — with dragon scales as part of the deal.
It’s almost Take Your Poet to Work Day! Share the fun of this annual celebration in your workplace with our new printable poster.
Early readers Molly and Joe want to help a child learn to read. Learn fun facts about books and write a page-turner limerick with this fun reading activity coloring page.
Shamseddin Hafez, a contemporary of Chaucer, is still considered the greatest poet of Iran, and even taxi drivers sing his ghazals.
Some of the very first complex human societies began here. This week’s poetry prompt asks you to imagine yourself as a natural trough in the earth— a valley. Join us, animate yourself into the hollow of a sloping river valley, and create poetry.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your June pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her June goodreads.
How many books does it take to save your child from the Summer Reading Slide? Get the answer, plus 10 totally fun ideas for how to keep summer reading in swing!
Early readers Molly and Joe want to help a child learn to read. Learn fun facts about brisket and write a briskety good limerick with this fun reading activity coloring page.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow climbed the stairs of the Old North Church tower in Boston in April, 1860; the result was America’s best-known patriotic poem.
In this delicious food-writing workshop, you’ll have a chance to look at popular favorites (potatoes, bread, cakes, anyone?) and a rainbow of foods you may or may not have ever developed a love for (eggplant, olives, sugar-coated rose petals?). Come write words you can taste!
Take a mountain pilgrimage with us and see how a few beat poets spent time at a beloved mountain. Grab your hiking boots and a pencil, and write some poetry in the serenity of mountain air.
Thank You Notes is a monthly writing prompt to express our thanks to a particular person, place or thing. This month we’re saying thank you to soap.