Welcome to Poetryland: Teaching Poetry Writing to Young Children draws from Shelley Savren's forty years of teaching poetry writing in grades pre-K-6 and to focus populations, including gifted and special education students, students in after school programs, and homeless, abused, or neglected students. Designed for use in a classroom, this book features thirty-eight lesson plans and twenty-three additional poetry-writing workshop ideas. It provides guidance and inspiration for anyone who wants to teach poetry writing to children.
Shelley Savren is the author of two poetry books, The Common Fire (Red Hen Press 2004) and The Wild Shine of Oranges (Tebot Bach Press 2013), and The Form of Things Unknown: Teaching Poetry Writing to Teens and Adults (Rowman & Littlefield 2016). She is an English professor emeritus at Oxnard College and has been teaching poetry writing to young children for the past forty years. Visit her at www.shelleysavren.com.