Texas Reflections

I used to love to drive; now I prefer being drivenI used to be a teacher, but now I prefer being taughtI used to be full time but now I’m freelanceI used to go shopping for fun; now I avoid itI used to be cotton-candy pink but now I’m emerald greenI used to eat all…… Continue reading Texas Reflections

How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children

Writing poetry with children is delightful for all involved in the process. Step one: read poetry to children. Lots. Step two: give them the guidelines. Poetry does not have to rhyme. Poetry may rhyme. Sometimes. A few of my favorite types of poems to teach to children and teens include: haiku, limrick, cinquain, color poems,…… Continue reading How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children