We love hearing from educators and poetry
fans who are regular visitors to our Instant Poetry Forms
website. Check out some of the wonderful messages we’ve
received. (Wow! That feels good!) We certainly appreciate the
feedback and your kind words of encouragement. Please keep those
just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your Instant
Poetry Forms web page. I have used formula poetry with students
to encourage creative writing and discovered your website last
spring. I have used it repeatedly since then with reluctant
student poets, and have had outstanding results. The formulas
free them from worrying about the mechanics and "Did I do that
right?" to let them focus on content. After they have used the
formulas for a while they often blossom into competent poets on
their own. I have often shared the URL with teachers and
workshop participants. Thankyou for providing such an
love your Poetry Site!! What an awesome way to encourage the
individual creativity of many students (any learning ability).
I have already passed on the website to a few teacher friends
who work with students over the summer.
you so much! My students had an absolutely fabulous time
checking out the Poetry Links on the ETTC Greatest Hits page.
They LOVE THAT LINK :) Seriously, the children loved exploring
the poetry forms and I am grateful to have another vehicle to
help them express themselves.
love the site. Keep up the great work!
love the improvements and, just in time! I have two second
grades, two fourth grades and a sixth grade tomorrow and they
will all get to experience your handiwork. Thanks so much.
“I teach at the
Hong Kong International School. Thank you! Awesome website.
Such creativity, so helpful to kids. Pushes them to use
challenging vocabulary. Develops a love of poetry.”
“Thanks for your
poetry site! …I found your site in a Google search, and thought
I’d credit you and “borrow” some of the Instant Poetry Forms. I
will start them on the All About Me poem – it seems like
something that will attract even those who are timid…Thanks
“Great web site.
I can’t wait to try the ideas with my class. They will love
doing it on the computer. Thanks.”
much…What is really nice is that I can give my students a safe
website to share with their parents.”
classrooms on a daily basis. Just wanted to let you know that I
did a formal observation of a teacher using one of your Greatest
Hits websites - Instant Poetry Forms. It was great and the
teacher was very excited. Good things are happening here.
“Hi! Just wanted
to let you know that I have started using this site with my 6th
grade writing classes and it is the best. The students love it
and they ask if they can write more poems during study halls and
at home. Thank you so much.”
“One student who
attends the after school program held in the computer lab asked
me if it was okay to make a poem like he did with you earlier
today. I said, “Of course!” Thought you would like that.”
“Currently I am an
NCLB supervisor…I write poetry in my spare time and do all sorts
of writing workshops throughout the area. Writing, especially
poetry, is my passion. That’s why I adored your website. It
will allow me to encourage others to try their hand at poetry. I
plan to use it with my students to create poetry books for the
holidays. Perhaps they will come to enjoy the genre as much as I
do. Thanks for your hard work and for this phenomenal site!”
a great resource for teachers and students! Thank you so much
for the time and effort given to creating this website and your
generosity in sharing it on the web!
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