• Title: Poems from Homeroom: A Writer's Place to Start
  • Author: Kathi Appelt
  • ISBN: 9780805069785
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Poems from Homeroom A Writer s Place to Start A collection of original poems and creative writing exercises that will inspire teens to write about their own lives Since the very beginnings of the human race we ve been gathering in circles and te
    A collection of original poems and creative writing exercises that will inspire teens to write about their own lives Since the very beginnings of the human race, we ve been gathering in circles and telling stories because beyond the physical needs for food, water, clean air, and security, one of our most basic yearnings is to express ourselves, to share what we know, whatA collection of original poems and creative writing exercises that will inspire teens to write about their own lives Since the very beginnings of the human race, we ve been gathering in circles and telling stories because beyond the physical needs for food, water, clean air, and security, one of our most basic yearnings is to express ourselves, to share what we know, what we dream, what we imagine, and what we feel Experienced poet and teacher Kathi Appelt has written a wonderful collection of poems for young adult readers, accompanied by fascinating accounts of how and why the poems came to be, along with writing exercises to inspire readers to create their own poetry.A perfect gift and an excellent classroom resource, this book opens up the world of poetry in a way that is accessible and appealing to teens.

    One Reply to “Poems from Homeroom: A Writer's Place to Start”

    1. Sabrina SmithThis book offers up a collection of poems by Appelt in the first half, and then a deconstruction or each and advice for aspiring writers in the second half. There is plenty of variety in style and theme, including both humorous and serious poems, but also a common theme, which is explained by the author.Appelt’s writing is clever and effective. My favorite is the one about a night-stocker at a super market who has a crush on a girl that comes in at the same time every night. The d [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this book, enough so that I plan to buy it at some point. I checked it out of the library here at school this time, so I was unable to write in it or to keep it for whenever I was in need of inspiration. And I do feel inspired after reading this book.The thing I especially like about this book is the way it's structured. Frankly, it's very close to what I was trying to do with my poetry a couple years ago when I was writing a poem every day. In short, she writes a poem that appe [...]

    3. Interesting mix of poems here. I don't know if I'd actually use these as prompts on a daily basis (there aren't that many of them for that), but I liked how they were explained at the back of the book. I especially liked how the form of the poems were explained. I will be taking the sestina and villanelle into my AP classes as another example for my students. You can also find a couple of really great story poems in this book that I think would make for a great one day lesson plan. Overall, a gr [...]

    4. Poems from Homeroom is a collection of poems from the Author as well a instruction side. This book was written for teenagers but It can be a great Inspirational book for all writers. The book not only shows her poetry but also explains each poem and the form it was written in. The book is extremely useful as well as well written

    5. this is a great backup book full of prompts. the poems are very nostalgic, full of middle/high school memories. this book is a good one for learning from examples and interating personal experience with the universal experience.

    6. I liked this one better than I thought I would. At first glance it looks elementary, but a close reading gave me the impression that this would be a good teaching as well as a source of inspiration for writers.

    7. I enjoyed reading most of the poems. The one that captivated me was "the fat girl". I can relate. Feeling invisible, using food as a shield. I haven't forgotten. I am good at it. Maybe too good. I liked the exercises in this too.

    8. The first section of this book provides 26 wonderfully expressive poems that are mostly about teens or young adults. In the second part of the book, Appelt provides some background information about each of the poems and ideas or starting places for the reader to write poems also.

    9. Poems from Homeroom examines life from a teenage perspective. Each poem is accompanied (at the back of the book) by commentary from the author and suggestions as to how aspiring writers could use these poems as models for their own writing.

    10. Really liked this collection and how advice was given about each different poem style. Great for those starting out in poetry a a writer or reader.

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