Finding Mentor Parents {Day 22}

memtor parents

When I taught writing, I always used a "mentor text" to show my students what I was going to teach them. Sometimes I wrote that text myself, but more often than not, I selected a passage or picture book that had done a far better job! Students learn by examples that model quality writing. Here's… Read More ->

The Noise of Boys {Day 21}

noise of boys parenting poetry

it's the crowing, the roo-roo-rooster-ing the rahr-rahr-rahr-ing rumbling from room to room it's the noise of boys heralds the day from waking to sleeping they shout and through and through the sonancy¬†of play two boys bound, the one an echo of the other rebounding cries ring the house round their din, their din, every intonation… Read More ->

Found Poetry in Picture Books! {Day20}

Found poetry in Picture Books

Today's post is going to be quick and lighthearted. "I found a poem in a book!" As I've been working through this month, you may have noticed I've tried to include some tips and info about the types of poems I've been writing, such as the Sestina, Free Verse, etc. Today's poem falls under the… Read More ->

Prayer Poems for children {Day 19}

prayer poems for children write31days

A simple prayer for our boys - from the passage 1 Peter 4:10: As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Lord, as night and grace fall slow on these little sons, let their heart receive Your grace-- that… Read More ->