How To Write A Poem

how to write a poem

In this evocative and playful companion to their New York Times bestselling picture book How to Read a Book, Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander teams up with poet Deanna Nikaido and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet to celebrate the magic of discovering your very own poetry in the world around you.


with a question

like an acorn

waiting for spring.

From this first stanza, readers are invited to pay attention—and to see that paying attention itself is poetry. Kwame Alexander and Deanna Nikaido’s playful text and Melissa Sweet’s dynamic, inventive artwork are paired together to encourage readers to listen, feel, and discover the words that dance in the world around them—poems just waiting to be written down.---from the publisher

32 pages                                            978-0063060906                                            Ages 4-8

Keywords:  poetry, poems, creative process, creativity, African American author, 4 year  old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year  old, Language Arts Curriculum, creative writing

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