I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dr. Sam Bommarito for his literacy blog and podcast about my work and website. It was super-fun chatting with him about poetry and even sharing a few poems. You can read his blog post here or watch the interview below.
Here’s another new video of the poem “Lunchbox Love Note” from my book When the Teacher Isn’t Looking.
Here is a new video of the title poem from my book When the Teacher Isn’t Looking.
Since this is one of the most popular poems on the website, I thought it should have a video to go with it. This is “Good Morning, Dear Students” from my book When the Teacher Isn’t Looking.
For those of you who are looking forward to Halloween at the end of he month, I decided to release a brand new video, along with my newest poem, “My Creepy Costume.” I hope you enjoy it!
With Halloween coming up soon, I thought it might be fun to post some videos of spooky poems. This first one is a video for my poem “I Think My Dad Is Dracula” from the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups.
A Video Poetry-Writing Lesson for Kids
The diamante was the first poetic form created especially for kids. Learn how to write your own by watching this video.
A Video Poetry-Writing Lesson
Want to learn how to write cinquain poems? Here’s a video lesson to show you how!
A video poetry-writing lesson
Acrostics are one of the easiest forms of poetry to write because they just have a single rule and they don’t have to rhyme. In this video lesson, I show how you can create your own acrostic poems in just a few steps.
One of the great things about being a kid is having the ability to imagine all sorts of things. You can imagine being able to fly, have super powers, be a movie star, be incredibly rich, travel to outer space, and so on.
Of course you can’t actually do some of these things, like have super powers. But some of them could happen to you. You might someday be rich, or famous, or an astronaut.
Unfortunately, even for the things you could do, you probably still have to wait until you’re older. And that’s what this poem is about; getting your fondest wish, but still having to wait. In the meantime, you can always continue to dream.