The Week in Reading #imwayr 8/3/20

You’d think that in the month I’ve taken off of blogging I would have read so many books. Sadly, no. Moving slowed me down as a reader. Entire days where I didn’t so much as open a book! But I have unpacked enough book boxes now to fill a couple of shelves, and I am…

Looking for a New Creativity Challenge in April? #sol20

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s also National Poetry Writing Month. Check out NaPoWriMo for a daily prompt, resources, and encouragement. Robert Brewer shares a daily prompt and participants “poem with poets from around the world” at Writer’s Digest PAD Challenge. EthicalELA hosts a 30-day poetry challenge. A prompt will be posted each morning…

NCTE Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #10

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I am joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. I usually write several reflective learning posts about NCTE, but this has been an especially busy semester, and I haven’t had much time for rereading notebooks and sharing my learning since I’ve been back. But…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/14/18

Last week on the blog: Reflections on a month of writing a poem every day A new book gap challenge: diverse children’s and YA mysteries In reading: Vera Brosgol’s new graphic novel, Be Prepared, is the autobiographical story of ten-year-old Vera’s brilliant idea to fit in: attend Russian summer camp. Only she doesn’t really fit…

What a Poem Needs #NaPoWriMo18 #NPM2018

  A poem needs companions The words of writers Who traveled this path before A poem needs a question Curiosity Wonderings and discovery A poem needs space The distant view out windows Fields to wander in A poem needs light Sunshine to balance the dark Of difficult things A poem needs time A quiet introspection…