SMARTS Creative Writing

Musical Poetry

In this class, students will learn to listen for the sound, rhythm, and style of words used in children’s poetry. Students will explore how music elements are evident in poetry and aim to write short poems that contain such musicality. Instruments such as hand shakers and drums will be incorporated to help reading and writing of poetry. This class’s content is appropriate for both readers and nonreaders.

Grades K-3 - Teacher: Mr. Ron Book 
This class meets on Wednesdays from 5:20-6:05 pm on the following dates: 
October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
November: 7, 14, 28 (No class November 21) 
December: 5, 12

Poetry 101

Do you have a big imagination? Do you like to play with words when you talk and write? Or maybe you’re a music lover, a percussionist, or a songwriter? Poetry incorporates many elements of music, writing, and life experiences that is accessible for everyone! Discover how to write poetry that uses sound, rhythm, emotions, figurative language, and vivid images to captivate your audience! Learn the importance of revision and writing in a short form to make every word meaningful. Read some examples of great poetry that you can relate to, and learn how to tell your story in a way that others can relate to!

Grades 4-12 - Teacher: Mr. Ron Book 
This class meets on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15 pm on the following dates: 
October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
November: 7, 14, 28 (No class November 21) 
December: 5, 12

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