I’ve been teaching a Creative Writing elective at my school since 2011. Now in my tenth semester of teaching kids how to un-learn most of the writing instruction they’ve received prior to entering my class — or at least, to use it differently — I’m always looking for ways to improve the class.
K and I were at the library the other day and this book happened to catch my eye:
All the poems are based on William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is Just to Say” which I think is a HI-LARIOUS! concept and which I totally am going to use as a mentor text next month during our poetry unit (yay National Poetry Month!).
In the interest of practicing before I model it for the kids, here’s my own “false apology” poem, written today mid-toddler nap:
This is Just to Say
I know that
to read more
we never read
it at all
I hid the
the rocking chair
Go to sleep
Note: the title of today’s post comes from a Picasso quotation. I stole it. Oops… #sorrynotsorry