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Grades 3–12
Poetry

Book Scavenger Hunt Poetry with Amanda Gorman

by Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman, Inaugural U.S. Youth Poet Laureate, shares her favorite way to inspire a new poem or get past writer’s block.
What Your Students Will Learn

Your students will learn a new technique to spark creativity when writing poems.

What Your Students Will Produce

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by Jason Reynolds

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by Daniel Handler

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