Monday, April 20, 2020

20 - Poems Can Emphasize a Word with a One-Word Line

Welcome to my 2020 National Poetry Month Project
See My Last 10 Poetry Projects HERE

Each day of April 2020, I will share three things:
  • A dice roll of three word dice
  • A video explaining one poetic technique titled POEMS CAN... You can also find these at Sharing Our Notebooks as part of my ongoing Keeping a Notebook project
  • A poem inspired by one or more of the dice words and the technique

Here are All of This Month's Poems:

And now, for today's words! 

Day 20 Words
Photo by Amy LV

Thank you to Heinemann for giving away a copy of my book POEMS ARE TEACHERS: HOW STUDYING POETRY STRENGTHENS WRITING IN ALL GENRES each week of April. I will draw names from the previous week each Thursday evening at 11:59pm, and I will announce a winner each Friday. Please leave a way to contact you in your comment as if I cannot contact you easily, I will choose a different name. This week's winner is named atop the post.

If you would like to learn more about other National Poetry Month projects happening throughout the Kidlitosphere, Jama has rounded up many NPM happenings over at Jama's Alphabet Soup.  Happy National Poetry Month 2020.


Antoinette and Glorious Meet Sonata
Photo by Amy LV

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  1. Sonata, flying, surprises, surprises. Delightful once again. Thank you, thank you!
    Janet Clare F.

  2. I love how you talked about your process, your thinking about your thinking and the timing suggestions. I think it is so helpful to students to see how your ideas evolve. Thank you again for another wonderful post from Besty the Writing Cabin.Janet Clare F.

  3. This is such a sweet friendship blooming between Antoinette and Glorious. I love that the crow's name is Sonata!

  4. Thank you so much Amy! Antoinette is such a sweet mouse - she makes the perfect friend.