On August 9, 2016, a young self-published poet named Cassidy Kao, age 10, taught our Creative Writing for Beginning Readers class for kids between 5 and 8 years old. She explained four different kinds of poems to us and then the kids worked individually with their parents to write their own poems for each of those types.
Here’s a short video mashup of the class:
And some photos of the kids and their poems:
Here are the books we used to find examples of poems:
And here’s where you can find Cassidy’s “Kid’s Guide to Writing Poetry”:
Thanks Cassidy for inspiring us and showing us that poetry can be fun and easy for kids of any age!
Our next Creative Writing for Beginning Readers workshop will be Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 4:30 pm. Call the Children’s Desk to sign up: 626-744-4066 option 4.