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Online Poetry Workshop for Youth

in response to school shutdowns amidst COVID-19

Youth poetry matters in a pandemic!   Young people help document the stories of this time.  

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Thanks to the California Arts Council for generously supporting California Poets in the Schools.

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EPISTLE FOR A PERSON

OR A PANDEMIC

writing a letter poem

created by:  Meg Hamill with inspiration from Karen Benke

geared towards:  grades 1-12 

4

ALL IN THE FAMILY

created by:  Dan Zev Levinson

geared towards:  grades 3-12 

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Prartho Sereno's Magical Homebound Lessons for Kids #3 (grades 1-3)

 Prartho's second Poetic Journey is in two parts: The first part reminds us of the magic of words and asks us to expand our wild imaginations beyond the animal kingdom we explored in session #1.  Click here to visit Prartho Sereno's youtube page where you can participate in part two of this lesson, as well as many more.

6

How to Sound Like an Expert on Anything in 10 Easy Steps!

created by:  Fernando Albert Salinas

geared towards:  Grades 5-12

7

In Two Minds

created by:  Margo Perin,Sonoma County Area Coordinator for CalPoets

geared towards:  Grades 3-6

8

Love/Not

created by:  Margo Perin, Sonoma County Area Coordinator for CalPoets

geared towards:  Grades 7-12

S.L.A.M.! Poetry -- (Serious Language About Me!)

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created by:  Jessica Wilson Cardenas

geared towards:  Grades 6-12

10

Secret Places, Cozy Places and Hideouts

created by: Lois Klein

geared towards: Grades 2-6

11

Spring Haiku

created by:  Terri Glass

geared towards: Grades 3-12

12

Making a Poem Hum

created by:  Terri Glass

geared towards: Grades 3-6

13

I Am (Metaphor, Chant)

created by:  Grace Grafton, Susan Kennedy, Phyllis Meshulam 

geared towards:  (with modifications) Grades K-12

14

For You are the Earth 

created by: Phyllis Meshulam 

geared towards:  (with modifications) Grades K-12