GOALS FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Literacy Lessons

April is National Poetry Month.  Inspired by Luanne at Writer Site, who listed her poetry-related goals for the month, I have composed a few of my own.

  1. Subscribe to “Poem a Day” on my email. I did this some time back, and during April, I will be faithful about reading each poem each day, not binge reading them on weekends.
  2. At each of the four class sessions of my Advanced Writing classes, I will open the class with something poetic in nature, either read and discuss a poem or have the students write a poem.  They have already written one poem (or at least had that option, which most of them chose; some wrote an essay instead) this semester.
  3. Hone my limerick writing skills to be able to write a limerick for any occasion/situation. I have been working on this for a couple of weeks and am having fun!
  4. To…

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Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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