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What does poetry mean to today's teenagers?

We Belong In History: Writing with William Stafford brings together middle and high school students from around Oregon to answer this question. This unique anthology mixes beloved Poet Laureate William Staffords poems with verses by young writers inspired by his work, his passions, and his legacy. Both an anthology for readers and a toolkit for teachers, this book also includes lesson plans to help instructors nurture a passion for poetry, for William Stafford, and for writing in the next generation.

Introduced by Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, this collection honors the poet and his legacy as part of the centennial celebration of his birthday. Combining the past with the present, this collection creates a new history, one we all belong to.

What does poetry mean to today's teenagers?

We Belong In History: Writing with William Stafford brings together middle and high school students from around Oregon to answer this question. This unique anthology mixes beloved Poet Laureate William Staffords poems with verses by young writers inspired by his work, his passions, and his legacy. Both an anthology for readers and a toolkit for teachers, this book also includes lesson plans to help instructors nurture a passion for poetry, for William Stafford, and for writing in the next generation.

Introduced by Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, this collection honors the poet and his legacy as part of the centennial celebration of his birthday. Combining the past with the present, this collection creates a new history, one we all belong to.

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We Belong in History celebrates William Staffords life as a writer, teacher, and Poet Laureate of Oregon. This collection presents excellent student writing inspired by his work, a selection of Staffords work, and three sets of lesson plans written by teachers. This allows teachers everywhere to inspire their own students to write in response to Staffords work. With an introduction by current poet laureate of Oregon, Paulann Petersen, teachers, student writers, Stafford-admirers, and poetry readers will enjoy We Belong in Historys celebration of the joy of writing.

About the Author

We Belong in History includes writing by former Poet Laureate William Stafford, Oregons middle and secondary school students, and two experienced Oregon teachers: Erin Fox Ocón, and Robin Scialaba—who have worked intensely with the William Stafford archives at Lewis and Clark College to develop hands-on writing curricula that encourage appreciation of William Staffords work, and allow students to develop their own habits, skills, and voices as writers.

Table of Contents

Ooligan Press Foreword

Introduction by Paulann Petersen

“A Way of Writing” by William Stafford

Nature

Family

Moments in Time

Lesson Plan Sets by Two Oregon Teachers

Nature and the Writing Process by Erin Fox Ocón
Writing Down My Family by Robin Scialaba

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932010688
Author:
Stafford, William
Publisher:
Ooligan Press
Author:
Petersen, Paulann
Author:
Ooligan Press
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.83 x 0.25 in 1 lb

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We Belong in History celebrates William Staffords life as a writer, teacher, and Poet Laureate of Oregon. This collection presents excellent student writing inspired by his work, a selection of Staffords work, and three sets of lesson plans written by teachers. This allows teachers everywhere to inspire their own students to write in response to Staffords work. With an introduction by current poet laureate of Oregon, Paulann Petersen, teachers, student writers, Stafford-admirers, and poetry readers will enjoy We Belong in Historys celebration of the joy of writing.
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