My writing buddy, Sheryl Gwyther, just discovered some links to my Big Blue Whale poem online. Big Blue Whale was published last year in the Junior Journal magazine, distributed to all Zealand and Pacific Island school children. It had previously been published in Countdown magazine, while Clue to the Blue a poem written the same weekend on the same topic, was published in Comet.
Here’s a snippet of the audio version of Big Blue Whale… Click to listen
Teaching notes are here. Always fascinating to read how it is used/interpreted. Click to read
Another chat with my friendly ABC WideBay radio crew can be heard here; http://audioboo.fm/boos/310010-katapel-abc-widebay-talking-pblitchat-twitter
This time we were talking about #pblitchat, and the professional benefits of social networking.
Wednesday (9 March) is World Read Aloud Day – and I encourage you all to read aloud with expression and enthusiasm. Read with your children. Read with your pets. Read to yourself. Read poetry. Read stories. Read facts and opinions. Read. Read. READ. There is beauty in hearing the written word spoken out loud. Continue reading