I've been busy teaching summer school, and the days just seem to be speeding by. I can't believe the summer is half over already!
- The lessons were well-structured: model, practice, apply, feedback.
- The assignments and daily interaction with Renee and my classmates kept me motivated.
- There were opportunities to apply new skills to my WIP.
- The lessons meet the needs of a variety of learning styles (verbal, audio, visual, kinesthetic).
- A lot of information was packed into this course, but it was always entertaining and FUN!
Most courses end, and that’s it. Not The Lyrical Language Lab! At the end of the course, Renee provided us with a packet containing all of our assignments and her feedback. She is also creating an e-book of our course so we can review as needed. And, we had the opportunity to join an online group of course alumni so we can continue to learn and support each other. How wonderful is that?
If you're looking to “punch up your prose,” add to your poetry toolbox, or add to your teaching repertoire, I hope you’ll head over to No Water River and check out The Lyrical Language Lab.
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Now sit back, have a cup of tea, and let's enjoy today's poetry offerings.
Thanks for stopping by!
First Cup Edition
Laura at Author Amok shares, "July 2 was the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. I'm celebrating with a post about Debbie Levy's latest picture book, "We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song." In free verse, Levy covers the history of "We Shall Overcome" from slavery, to the Civil Rights Movement, and its worldwide popularity today."
Matt comes to us today with an original poem at Radio, Rhythm, & Rhyme.
Tabatha shares a roller coaster poem by Heidi Mordhorst at The Opposite of Indifference.
Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge brings us fortune cookies and a poem by Irene Latham.
Donna had some fun with her grandchildren this week over at Mainely Write, and she also share's a poem by Linda Baie.
Linda shares a summer swap poem by Margaret Simon at Teacher Dance.
Over at Gathering Books, Myra shares a poem by Iphigene.
Reading to the Core brings us a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Heidi is looking for suggestions about a classic poem for her revision project at My Juicy Little Universe.
Diane is in today with an original poem at Random Noodling. She also brings us a short post about FIREFLY JULY at Kurious Kitty.
Laura is in today with a poem by Irene Latham from her new book DEAR WANDERING WILDEBEEST.
Margaret shares a poem by Wendi Romero at Reflections on the Teche.
Irene is in today at Live Your Poem with Quilts, & Pears, & the Summer Swap.
Monica over at Cartwheels shares at original poem today.
Violet offers us some summer advice today.
Becky shares an adaptation of Rilke's unicorn poem at Tapestry of Words.
Second Cup Edition
Tara is in today with a post inspired by the news at A Teaching Life.
Bildungsroman comes to us with an Emily Dickinson poem.
Sylvia has a must read tribute to the poetry of the late, great Walter Dean Myers at Poetry for Children.
Jone shares a postcard she received from Joy Acey at Check It Out.
Joy is in today with an original summer poem at Poetry for Kids Joy.
Amy is at The Poem Farm with a poem about spirit animals inspired by Laura Shovan's post last week.
OK! I think that's it for round two. I posted all the links in the Comments section also, just in case. I'll check back later this afternoon in case anyone else drops by. I apologize for not giving a better description for each of today's offerings, but I'm on a time crunch (like always), and the computer was not cooperating! Now, I'm going to get my tea and read these wonderful offerings! Thank you to everyone who stopped by Write Time!
Mary Lee at A Year of Reading stopped by to bring us some "Chicory".
Jen from I am a teacher et cetera just popped in to share an interesting piece she's been working on. I like it!
Carol invites us over to Beyond Literacy Link for some summer serenity along with a writing invitation.