Poetry Every Week…and a GIVEAWAY!

Now that you have a couple solid days of everyday poetry practice under your belt, are you ready to take your practice to the next level?  Here are a few weekly poetry resources.Poetry Every Day

Poetry Teatime

When her kids were young, Julie from Brave Writer used to host Poetry Teatimes every Tuesday.  There were treats and books of poems on the table.  She brewed a pot of tea, and everyone choose a poem to read aloud.  She advises that, “Poetry should be read with an empty mouth!”  That might be easier said than done at our place!  Along with great ideas for what to read (including read alouds beyond poetry), Julie shares recipes for apple pie or scones.  Just the inspiration we need around here to make our usual tea + toast a bit more fancy!

Poetry Friday…and the Giveaway!

Forest Has a SongBeing an occasional participant in Poetry Friday has brought such joy to our house.  I just love keeping my eyes out for something to share…and then seeing the riches that others bring.  I have discovered many a gem from clicking a Poetry Friday link!  And now I get to share some of that goodness with you all!  In celebration of Earth Day and Poetry Month, Amy Ludwig Vanderwater is going to send one of you a copy of her beautiful book called Forest Has a Song!  The words and pictures in this book just sing!  You’ll love it I know.  Just leave a comment on this post, and we’ll draw a winner next Wednesday…just in time for Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Caroline Starr Rose

And this week has an extra special poetry treat!  On Sunday at 1 pm Pacific I’m excited to hear Caroline Starr Rose talk about her most recent novel in verse Blue Birds.  She’ll be answering questions, so it’s a great time to ask questions about her writing process and for your kids to get to ask questions too!  It costs $5, but that gets you access to the live webinar, the replay link, and a month of goodness from the Read Aloud Revival Membership site.  They’ve got great booklists, recordings of other webinars, and complete transcripts and cheat sheets for every episode of the podcast.  It would be wonderful to *see* you there.  I’ll be hanging out in the chatbox, so say hello!  And stop in at No Water River for this week’s round up.

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  1. I adore Amy’s work and already have a copy of this book, but would give this copy to my granddaughter if I win! I love your Poetry Tuesday Teatime idea. I have my granddaughter two days a week in the summer and plan to incorporate that into one of our days as she loves tea (mostly milk)!

  2. Thank you for the Poetry Teatime link. Love the idea of Moms and children exploring poetry and engaging in read alouds. Having a copy of Amy’s book would be fabulous. I heard her speak at NCTE and follow her blog.

  3. My Kindergarten Kiddos and I share Poetry Fridays and Friday treats but perhaps these last few weeks of school we’ll switch it up for a poetry tea! I’d love a copy of her work!☕️

  4. Poetry Teatime is such a charming idea! It would be nice to have in a classroom, too, if you could manage it. (I already own Amy’s lovely book!)

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