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We Can All Be Writers

Penny Kittle absolutely ruined reading for me five years ago. You heard me. Destroyed it. In the summer of 2013, at the University of New Hampshire Literacy Institutes, Penny taught me how to read like a writer. Our class studied short poems and discussed the deliberation of the author’s diction with Read more…

By Shana Karnes, ago
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A Lesson I Love: Imitating Poetry

Reading more poetry with my students has been a goal of mine these past few years, and it’s been a goal I feel has been readily achieved with ideas like creating Heart Books or reading novels in verse. But writing poetry–well, that’s a different story. Students who aren’t accustomed to writing poetry need a scaffold before Read more…

By Shana Karnes, ago