As we coast to the end of National Poetry Month, how about a little BOOST?
The multi talented Michelle Schaub over at PoetryBoost.com has a whole website dedicated to sharing poetry to BOOST literacy!
"Poetry is literacy's superfood. Just as certain fruits and veggies are packed with antioxidants, poetry is loaded with rich content, brain-stimulating vocabulary, and nourishing literary devices. Poetry's concise format makes it a perfect choice for:
- educators who are short on time but challenged with providing rigorous content
- reluctant readers who fatigue when faced with pages of text
- advanced readers ready to dig into deeper analysis
- English language learners who need exposure to rich vocabulary and sophisticated sentence structure in small bites
In short, poetry is a great choice to boost literacy in all learners."
I am proud and honored that Michelle featured
me Smidgey this week!
Smidgey's yearning for the limelight and my recent move coincided perfectly for Smidgey to share my Jaunty Letter J poem from my 10.10 Poetry Anthology: Celebrating 10 in 10 Different Ways.
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Smidgey is so talented she can recite the entire poem without moving her doggy lips!
And Smidgey and I are not the only poets featured on Michelle's website this month.
A plethora of poetic ROCK STARS are sharing AMAZING poems that will knock your socks off!
Or at least give you a long list of Poetry Books that you need to Get. Read. and Share...NOW.
Head on over to Jone Rush MacCulloch's place to meet up with some more ROCK STAR poets!