Update: This giveaway is now closed. The winner has been chosen by Random.org
My daughter is gifted in language and would adore this book! She gets so giddy over word play and is constantly writing creatively. Thank you for this chance!"
April is National Poetry Month. Poetry is one of those creative writing ventures that you can't just teach with a simple 1, 2, 3. There are many formula type poems: Bio Poems, Haiku, Acrostics, Limericks, and more. Yet, quality poetry requires a different way of thinking, looking at the world, and honestly reflecting on it.
True poetry requires word play, imagination, open ended questions, and plenty of blank pages for words to roam. Rip the Page! provides just what writers of all ages need to turn on their creative writing brain. Karen Benke, an experienced teacher of poetry, has put together an exciting resource for writers who are willing to explore.
Rip the Page encourages vocabulary and word experimentation in a way that is zany and entertaining.
As writers work their way around the book they are encouraged by notes from famous authors such as Annie Barros, Lemony Snicket, and Patricia Polacco.
According to the press release for the book,
"The exercises in Rip the Page! aren’t designed like a school assignment or extra-credit composition. They’re meant to amuse and inspire your child, showing him or her how fun and freeing creative writing can be even when it’s not being graded. Benke, who has led creative writing workshops for children for sixteen years, knows what kinds of prompts excite her students and how to get their pens moving."
This eye catching, engaging book would be a wonderful addition to any classroom. With a very reasonable price it would be a nice gift for your favorite teacher during Teacher Appreciate week or as a year end gift. for ordering information, additional reviews, and a workshop possibilities check out Karen's site.
We are pleased to be able to offer one of our readers a copy of the book thanks Shambhala Publications, Inc. Leave a word or two of your own in the comment blank to be entered to win.
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