Category: Poems and Silliness

Start Their New Year with Words

Use this acrostic pattern for a quick write or warm-up, a prompt or just a fun poem. Writing level may vary. I’d recommend grades 2 and up, but you may have some awesome K-1’s, or you could do it in a group. I’ve used it with ELL , middle school, high school and the results… Read more »

Holiday Poet Tree

This easy Poet Tree assignment works for any season. Build literacy with your students–or just have fun with words! Holiday Poet Tree For K-1 , ELL, or higher* Standards: Reading foundation/Phonological Awareness/Recognize and produce rhyming words. Supplies needed: class set of index cards or small pieces of construction paper / 1 per student; string (or… Read more »

Revisions? Ho Ho HO… a holiday poem

‘Twas a week before Christmas when all through the night, Revisions were stirring– Tomorrow I’d write! I’d promised my agent a debut best-seller. “I’m finished! Let’s send it!” I wanted to tell her. But children arrived with their laundry from college. (My nest had been empty as they searched for knowledge.) Alas, the house bustled… Read more »

Just one YES–please!

Lucky you! From time to time, I’ll be posting silly poems on this blog–mainly because they pop into my head and I have to get them out so I can sleep, or work on my WIP (mg revisions at present), or carry on seemingly adult conversations at graduations and such. This poem is dedicated to all of you… Read more »