Writing Poetry with Writers

Spend some time with writers of children’s poetry at Scholastic’s Writing with Writers: Poetry. Three well-known poets discuss samples of their work, and give kids advice on their own poetry writing.

There is a webcast of Jack Prelutsky, Children’s Poet Laureate, as he amuses us with several of his well-loved poems.

Karla Kushin shares her poetry and offers advice on brainstorming and revising your poetry. Kids in grades K-12 can publish their own poems to the website, and read the poetry of other kids.

Jean Marzollo, the writer of the well-known I Spy riddles, offers advice and tips to kids on creating their own I Spy riddles.

Try the interactive Poetry Idea Engine to create and print a limerick, haiku, cinquain or free verse.