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Two Writing Teachers.
This week I have been editing poems and preparing them for the poetry postcards along with submitting to the Young Poets Digest. It’s a good time to reflect on my teaching.
I’ve been thinking how I might restructure my poetry lessons to the fall. It would be a great time to demonstrate how to prepare a poem for publication. I noticed that the students love to write their poems in a variety of fonts, sizes, and colors. They also love to play with the justification tabs, etc. Plus this year, some have been clicking on the HEADING tabs instead of the NORMAL TEXT. Gads.
So in the fall, I think that we’ll do a poetry unit so I can instruct how students on the protocol of sending material for publication: 12 point size font (which they always tell me that it’s too small), left justified, and the basic fonts; Ariel, Times New Roman, and always in black font color.
It makes sense to teach this in the fall, at the beginning of school. It’s a matter of making it a priority.
In the meantime, if you want one of the postcards (they are turning out great), sign up HERE.