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Exploring Poetry

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Discover the poet within you!

This guide will help you discover the craft of writing poems and the delight of reading poetry. Over the course of seven weeks you will be introduced to some of the basic techniques used by poets, explore excellent poetry, and practice writing original poems. Each section is designed to be completed in about two, one hour sittings.

The Exploring Poetry bundle includes:

Exploring Poetry, a 75 page study guide and workbook.

Seeing the Blue Between, by Paul B. Janeczko
Advice from 32 of today's best poets to help young writers imagine the possibilities of poetry.
(NOTE: This book is currently out of print, you will be receiving a gently used copy.)

A Kick in the Head, by Paul B. Janeczko
An introduction to poetic structure with a clever visual representation of each form.

How to Eat a poem, by American Poetry & Literacy Project, Academy of American Poets, and Ted Kooser
An array of poets including Lewis Carroll, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Shel Silverstein and Ogden Nash demonstrate the literary power of poetry to inform, entertain, and motivate.

Impressionists Postcards
These 12 color postcards feature important works by the masters of the style, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. To be used with writing exercies. (selection may vary)

Personal Journal
A compact, 100 page personal journal for observations and inspiration.

View a sample section of the guide:
CLICK HERE >> Exploring Poetry Guide Sample

Grades 5-12

Product #s:
Bundle: WBN-00345
Guide: WGD-00345


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