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Write! Write! Write!

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 17th 2020 by Wordsong
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Christina Carter
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-excursion
Write! Write! Write! is a collection of poems penned by one of my favorite poets, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater about all things writing. It starts with the alphabet and the formation of words strung together as sentences, covers finding and growing ideas, scrapping with writer's block, and writing as a way to use your voice. Write! Write! Write! is sure to inspire the reader to consider their own creativity through the power of writing. 

There are 22 poems in all for you to enjoy and they each highligh
Karen McKenna
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have already used so many poems from this with my 4th grade students! From writer's block to revising to finding good ideas to creating with your words to writing opinion, this collection of poems is perfect for any writing workshop class! This will be a book I will pull out and use to jumpstart many different writing lessons for years to come! #LitReviewCrew ...more
Panda Incognito
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is full of creative poems about writing, and I enjoyed it a lot. The illustrations include lots of diverse children, and the poems are broad in their coverage and appeal, addressing multiple methods of writing and covering different writing interests. My favorite poem was the very relatable one about editing, and my second favorite was written from the perspective of a child's journal.

Some of these poems flow better than others, but they are all creative and upbeat, with positive messa
Mar 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Beautifully illustrated poetry book with the message everyone is a writer and everyone has a story to tell. Perfect for writers young and old!
Mary Lee
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
EVERY writer in ever writing workshop needs this book. You'll be inspired, encouraged, and tickled (see "If I Were an Octopus") ...more
Barbara Andrews
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Creative and fun! A great title for introducing children to poetry as well as encouraging kids to write.
Julie Esanu
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Perfect mentor text for writing workshop!
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charming book of poems to encourage young writers.
A variety of poetry styles that capture the challenge and joy of the writing process.
Encourages everyone to write and believe in themselves.
Amy's book, Read! Read! Read!, came out a few years ago. I returned to read it again after reading this brand new one, all about writing. Some people narrow the definitions of 'reading' or 'writing', looking at these processes as single acts, but not Amy. Luckily for readers of all ages, and especially now that teachers and students are doing their studies screen to screen, Amy has written a book full of poems that feel like a basket of fruit, all different, but yes, all fruit (writing).
The p
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This book is wonderful! Highly recommend.
Great in an elementary / middle school setting to inspire young writers.
Would pair well with Lucy Calkins Writers' Workshop.
Elaine Fultz
Another example of excellent poetry which is likely going to miss its best audience. These poems are all about writing (pretty obvious), and they address editing, annotating, and spending too much time on phones rather than F2F connections. Not exactly the stuff for primary students, but the illustrations are mostly babyish -- children of all skin tones are depicted plucking ideas like peaches from a tree, cuddling a cat, and typing on a laptop. Picture book format and illustrations will dissuad ...more
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am so thankful to have had an F&G sneak peek at this book! It is full of beautiful sentiments that will reach and resonate with both the reluctant writers and those who already love to write, write write. Line after line are ready to inspire writers of every kind! Be sure not to miss a single poem, especially “Revision is” and “Conversation”.

I know now why people before me didn’t want to pass this book on to the next reader. It is absolutely something special! It deserves a place in every cl
Katie Reilley
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author, illustrator & publisher for sharing a F & G advanced copy with #bookexpedition.

This picture book is full of poems that celebrate the power that writing brings to every aged writer. With gorgeous oil paint illustrations that match the mood of every poem, this will be a definite purchase for my classroom library.

My favorite lines:

I make marks with one wish-
that a person will look
that a reader will giggle

The reason I write?
To connect.

Where do I even begin to describe this beautiful book about the power of words? I was so moved and motivated by this book and it made me want to get up and write my own story. We need more books out there that really show kids (and adults) that writing is for everyone and sometimes, it is the simple act of putting pencil to page to get us going. Thank you for sending a copy to the LitReviewCrew in exchange for an honest review!
Jun 14, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: art
A collection of poems about many kinds of writing and many parts of the writing process.

The fact that different genres and the full writing process were included was my favorite part of the book; I don't know that any poems were particularly strong.
Edward Sullivan
Apr 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing, poetry
A wonderfully inspirational poetry collection introducing young readers to a variety of writing forms and processes, guiding aspiring writers through brainstorming, revision, editing, and sharing their work.
Rachel Meyers
Apr 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
We really enjoyed this book. It is filled with short poems all about writing. Really simple inspiration and encouragement to write. They are not all masterpieces, but great for a poetry study or just encouraging kids to write. I like it enough to add it to my home library one day.
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this beautiful book of poems. It's an inspiration to write and shows different ways to use your creativity, to escape writers block, and use your voice. The illustrations are also wonderful and this book is a must have for all inspiring writers out there. ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to own a copy of this for my 7th grade students! People of any age will love the poems in this book and when they're done reading, they'll be inspired to write! The illustrations are also brilliant and celebrate diversity. Many types of people are represented in these pages! ...more
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Needs to be owned by every teacher who teaches writing!
Megan Truax
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So many great poems to use in class to inspire kids to write! ❤️
Enjoyable children's poems. A lot of fun to read. ...more
Deanna Holdsworth
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This poetry book was wonderful! It's all about the joys of writing and I know you will enjoy it as well. I will be adding it to our school library as soon as I can. ...more
Feb 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Nice poems about writing. Some hit home, some were a miss. Mostly, I need to learn not to read a book of poems like this in one sitting.
Juli Anna
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books, poetry
A nice range of poems about writing
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mentor-texts
Great poems to help when teaching children about writing!!
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A collection of really well written poems by Amy VanDerwater about the writing process. This would be a great book for classroom use!
Christine Turner
Write! Write! Write! is a poetry collection that explores every stage and every aspect of the writing process, from learning the alphabet to the thrilling moment of writing a thought for the first time, from writer's block to finding inspiration, and from revision to stapling your finished work into a book. These poems also celebrate how writing teaches patience, helps express opinions, and allows us to imagine the impossible. This book, brimming with imagination and wonder, will leave readers e ...more
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Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is author of children’s books including FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion), EVERY DAY BIRDS (Scholastic), and READ! READ! READ! (WordSong). She is also author of POEMS ARE TEACHERS (Heinemann) and co-author of POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES (Heinemann). A former fifth grade teacher, Amy received her MA from Teachers College, has taught writing for nineteen years, and blogs ...more

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