Friday, 27 January 2023

January rain —
Lenten roses budding,
woodpeckers at work.

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Welcome back to our month-long WaterPoemProject.  It’s Day 3. If you’re new to this project, please read the Introduction and FAQ. Children’s poet and school librarian Linda Mitchell is sharing the writing prompt today. Linda’s poetry prompt is a Found Haiku using Wonderopolis You may have tried writing a haiku before. (Check out children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt’s […]

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Happy Poetry Friday, Readers. It’s May, my month to serve as poet-in-residence at Northfield Elementary School. This is my longest running residency through the Maryland State Arts Council. 11 years! When I had my orientation meeting with third grade educators this year, they had important information for me. This year’s 3rd graders are active. They […]

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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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