It’s Day 26. Can you believe our project is nearing its end?
For #WaterPoemProject regulars who are new to Poetry Friday, each week a kidlit blogger hosts poetry-related links and posts from around the kidlitosphere. This week’s host is Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone. (Thanks, Molly!) Still confused? Renée LaTulippe has a great post about our weekly poetry party.
Today’s writing starter comes from verse novelist and children’s book author Amanda Rawson Hill.
Amanda’s poetry prompt is: Write a “Where I’m From” Poem for Water
Students, you may have created a “Where I’m From” poem about yourself at school. But what does the poem sound like when you write it in the voice of water? Draft your new poem before the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, April 17, 2020.
If you’re doing the #WaterPoemProject with a group, be sure to share or post your rough draft, read other people’s poems, and cheer for their efforts. Or leave your poem here, in the comments.
Amanda Rawson Hill is a poet, educator, and science enthusiast. She lives in California with her husband, 4 kids, 3 Guinea pigs, one dog, and one cat. She is the author of THE THREE RULES OF EVERYDAY MAGIC and the forthcoming, YOU’LL FIND ME. Find her online at amandarawsonhill.com
#WaterPoemProject Series Posts:
Prompt 1: Irene Latham, The Language of Water
Prompt 2: Elizabeth Steinglass, What Would a Raindrop Say?
Prompt 3: Linda Mitchell, Found Haiku
Prompt 4: Shari Green, Fogbow Fibonacci
Prompt 5: Margaret Simon, The Taste of Water
Prompt 6: Heather Meloche, The Shape of a Wave
Prompt 7: Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, A Water Memory
Prompt 8: Laura Shovan, Rainy Day Opposites
Prompt 9: Kathryn Apel, Silly Solage
Prompt 10: Buffy Silverman, A Watery Home
Prompt 11: Kara Laughlin, Frozen Fog
Prompt 12: Debbie Levy, Jump into a Limerick
Prompt 13: Joy McCullough, What Are Water Bears?
Prompt 14: Linda Baie, Frozen Water Skinny
Prompt 15: Chris Baron, The Hidden World of Water
Prompt 16: Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, Water Wordplay
Prompt 17: Susan Tan, The Sound of Water
Prompt 18: Mike Grosso, Waterplay!
Prompt 19: R. L. Toalson, Wishing Well
Prompt 20: Margarita Engle, Ode to the Shore
Prompt 21: Faye McCray, Poem in a Bubble
Prompt 22: Meg Eden, Surprising Connections
Prompt 23: Beth Ain, Water with Salt
Prompt 24: Kevin Hodgson, A Poem about Peepers
Prompt 25: Laura Purdie Salas, Be a Snow-Maker!
Prompt 26: Amanda Rawson Hill, Where Does Water Come From?
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