WritersCorps helps low-income children and teens improve their literacy and communication skills through creative expression. Tannenbaum and Bush, both affiliated with WritersCorps, offer numerous exercises that engage students in personal expression and reinforce standards-based lessons. Exercises are grouped into eleven chapters, from ice breakers to editing, and inspire students to write poetry, fiction, personal narrative, and plays. Some exercises develop ideas sequentially over several class sessions. Each exercise includes links to standards and examples of student work. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Judith gives an overview of the book:
Judith Tannenbaum is a writer and teacher who cares very deeply about a vision and practice of art-making that includes all of us. She has received two California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence grants. The first of these allowed her to teach poetry at San Quentin for three...
Say how ya doing
Do you remember me?
I’m that intricate part
Missing from the whole
The one y’all decided to forget.
When I think about prison in this country, poetry is not the first word that leaps to mind. This despite the evocative images of their cold grayness, acid fluorescent lighting, and clanging entry gates....