In just a few hours, I get to talk with 30 girls about writing poetry. So this day is pretty much a win. The American Heritage Girls group needs their “writer badge,” so I get to share some poems and talk about how great it is to play with words.
As I was preparing, I started flipping through my poems. Which ones should I share with a room of 6-12 year olds? I realized that the poems I wanted to explore weren’t my own: they were theirs. What stories would these girls tell? What emotions would they share? What would it look like if they played with words?
Curiosity seized the day, and I created a poetry exercise for students. As I share my poems, I hope they are inspired to create their own.
Scanning the lesson, I flashed back to my homeschooling days: my kids would have liked this. I thought about the boy’s writing club that a friend of mine hosts. I even considered that this could make for a fun ladies’ night. You know. If we added wine.
So I’m putting it out there for all you homeschooling, book clubbing, ladies’ night out-ing friends. Feel free to use it in any way you’d like…*
(as long as you don’t sell it *which is the legal thing you have to say with free resources, I guess*)
The more poetry in the world, the better. Let’s get writing.