Understand what elements make children fall in love with a poem
Write in response to in-class prompts that spark creativity
Encounter and experiment with different poetic forms
Learn how to listen to children’s poetry to understand how it works
About this course:
Poetry for children is having its moment. Its Golden Age, actually. Teachers, parents, and publishers are hungrier for poetry, not just during National Poetry Month, but all year. Poetry is woven into school curriculum—in science, math, and more. So join the fun! In three hours of lecture, group participation, and individual writing time, you learn the basics of writing poetry for children, play with different forms, and learn to hear children's poetry with new ears.
Winter 2024 Schedule
Date & Time
Wednesday 12:00PM - 3:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 03, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
Enrollment opens two weeks prior to the event. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time. Students must be present at the course meeting time to participate in the class.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Wed Jan 17, 2024
12:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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