Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry

Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry

by Laura Purdie Salas


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Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry by Laura Purdie Salas

Inform and engage young writers with this contemporary, creative breakdown of poetry essentials. Clear, concise text introduces and defines key skills while aligning closely to Common Core State Standards. Fun and inspiring writing prompts launch new skills into practice, while author bios and mentor texts provide creative blueprints for budding writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491459942
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Writer's Notebook
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 823,162
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About the Author

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 The Poetry Habit 5

Chapter 2 So Mary Choices! 13

Chapter 3 To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme 24

Chapter 4 Poetry Building Blocks 34

Chapter 5 What Should You Write About? 42

Chapter 6 Make It Better! 50

Chapter 7 Sharing Your Work 56

Glossary 62


Internet Sites 63

Index 64

About the Author 64

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