Poetry is a powerful tool for students to express their diverse perspectives, honor the perspectives of others, and improve writing skills. This session by best-selling and award-winning author Jo Watson Hackl, will provide data on the value of creating and studying poetry, especially for students from historically marginalized communities. She will then present practical techniques that participants can use with students to help them use poetic techniques to become more critical readers and to make their own poetry and prose writing stronger.
Hackl, Jo Watson, "Poetry to Promote Inclusion and Improve Writing" (2022). 2022 Children's Book Festival Live Sessions. 20.