The Adventures of Dr. Alphabet: 104 Unusual Ways to Write Poetry in the Classroom & the Community
By Dave Morice 272 pp.
Grades: kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school
There are quite a few creative writing manuals on the market, but there is nothing remotely like The Adventures of Dr. Alphabet, a compendium of 104 poetry-writing methods that have excited and challenged students and writers for the past two decades. Among the exercises are poetry mobiles, poetry robots, postage stamp poems, rolodex poems, shadow poems, chopstick quatrains, and other inventive exercises. “Teachers and parents will treasure this collection.”—School Enrichment Model Network News