Pain Informs the Writer

This week I have been thinking much about bullying.  Today we attended an assembly led by a parent of an 11 year old boy who killed himself after being bullied.  Also this week my son was involved in a bullying incident, but through our help and encouragement he learned how to deal with the situationContinue reading “Pain Informs the Writer”

Let’s Write A Bad Poem

I hand this little writing exercise out when I have a substitute and have to be out of the classroom.  It is a fun writing exercise that makes students think about how they structure their writing and reviews some of the finer points of style. Everyone can write poetry.  There is no secret or tricks,Continue reading “Let’s Write A Bad Poem”