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Poetry writing is a great way to get students writing!  A poem can be as short as a few words or as long as you like. The topic can be weighty, simple, serious, or humorous; it’s up to the writer. The writer gets to decide—word choice, rhythm, flow of the language, how to set the poem up on the page, to use punctuation or not, and much more. Flourishes of all kinds are possible and welcome.

Are you joining Gail and Regie as they co-host a one-hour live session, “Nurturing Writers with Equity in Mind”?  They will begin their conversation with the power of poetry writing for ensuring all students find success and joy as writers—even when the technology is limited. Download the three handouts below, to provide you a framework and process for all writing, including a rubric specific to poetry writing. The rubric was co-constructed with students while in the process of being immersed in free verse poetry.  Such discussions give writers the specific language and goals they need so they can begin, with guidance, to write with confidence and to self-evaluate and celebrate their strengths and next steps.

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