Poems from Homeroom by Kathi Appelt
A Writer's Place to Start

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A collection of original poems and creative writing exercises that will inspire teens to write about their own lives.

"Since the very beginnings of the human race, we've been gathering in circles and telling stories because beyond the physical needs for food, water, clean air, and security, one of our most basic yearnings is to express ourselves, to share what we know, what we dream, what we imagine, and what we feel."

Experienced poet and teacher Kathi Appelt has written a wonderful collection of poems for young adult readers, accompanied by fascinating accounts of how and why the poems came to be, along with writing exercises to inspire readers to create their own poetry.

A perfect gift and an excellent classroom resource, this book opens up the world of poetry in a way that is accessible and appealing to teens.

About Kathi Appelt

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Kathi Appelt is the author of many books for young readers. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she teaches writing to both children and adults. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband and their two sons.
Published September 17, 2010 by Owlet Paperbacks. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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The 26 poems in the first section are followed by a page about each poem—describing Appelt’s inspiration and techniques, and suggesting starting points for poems about a similar longing.

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Finally, ""In the Nurse's Office,"" ""The Fat Girl"" and ""Notes Passed Back and Forth in United States History, Seventh Period"" are just three of the more than 20 original offerings included in Poems from Homeroom: A Writer's Place to Start by Kathi Appelt.

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