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A Crow Doesn't Need a Shadow : A Guide to Writing Poetry from Nature - Lorraine Ferra

A Crow Doesn't Need a Shadow

A Guide to Writing Poetry from Nature

By: Lorraine Ferra, Diane Boardman (Illustrator)

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"Each generation of young people, it seems, is further removed from nature, from the wind that 'rubs its chin on the trees' and the ducks that 'slip through the quiet pond like raindrops.' With the grace and wisdom of a true teacher, Lorraine Ferra shows us all the way back."
--Don Stap, author of A Parrot Without a Name and Letter at the End of Winter.
"These writing experiences give children (and adults) safe allowance to become quiet and tap into their inner wealth of being. I have seen miracles blossom from kids I least expected to respond. In a world of growing disquiet and alienation, this book offers us a welcomed calm and focused energy."
--Judy Friesem, environmental educator, Olympic Park Institure, Port Angeles, Washington
"In a spirit of exploration, A Crow Doesn't Need a Shadow contains a series of invitations for readers to look out upon their own landscapes and to write the important themes of their lives."
--Richard Harmston, Utah State Office of Education; Co-director, Utah Writing Project

Open the Door: An Invitation to Readers
Poetry Field Trips
Wildflowers
Weather
Birds and Other Animals
Building a Nature Wordscape
Keeping a Nature Journal
Other Explorations
Wandering, Noticing, and Writing
Finding a Companion in Nature
Creating a Landscape
Become Your Surroundings
Colors in the Natural World
Dreaming Up a Place
Nature in Your Hand
Rhythms in the World and in Words
Growing a Poem Naturally
Anthology
A Note to Educators
Acknowledgments
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780879056001
ISBN-10: 0879056002
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 19th March 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.17