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You walked away over and over and I let you back in just so you could walk away one last time.

How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it

FREE Poetry Book and Anchor Charts for student notebooks. Great for literacy centers and test prep

Typewriter Quote Card - Underwood Typewriter - ERNEST HEMINGWAY - gift for writers - 3.5 x 5 white 110# cardstock

Writing has been by far one of the most therapeutic tools for healing so far..

... and then he got a smart phone and the rest is history....

If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.

Music can be the tool that ignites a spark in your reluctant readers or inspires a budding writer. Learn ways to incorporate well-known songs into your reading and writing programs.

If you're unsure of the benefits of writing every day, and if you would like to make the most of your writing prompts, please read Mia Botha's post How To Use Writing Prompts Do you want a daily...

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

These words resonate with me so deeply. Poetry to me cannot emerge from me without deep feeling and emotion. Either deep pain, hurt, loss, anger, frustration etc...or deep happiness, joy, love, tenderness. Either way it must be deep, honest and so powerful inside me that it just flows out and always people are hidden in my poetry. - Heidi Suydam, Simply Our Society