Small Writes: Equation Poems

words + math symbols = poetry!

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Wish you could have an author visit with your students? No matter what your challenges (cost, travel, safety, etc.), your students can write with me! In this short session, I go through all the steps of writing equation poems--the kind you might have read in Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations.

(from Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations * art copyright Micha Archer * published by Charlesbridge)

I introduce myself and the form and guide students through each step. They can write along with me (just pause the video after each step), or you can have students watch the entire session at once. Then you can guide them through the steps at your own pace.

Plus download a guide that summarizes the steps and gives you plenty of options for extending the writing activity with your students.

I hope you'll give it a try! For just $20, you can use it with your students, in person or remotely, for two full months! All the students in your building can enjoy an author visit--without any of the cost or hassle.


Your Instructor


Laura Purdie Salas
Laura Purdie Salas

Former teacher Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 130 books for kids, including Lion of the Sky, If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be…, and BookSpeak! Her books have earned the Minnesota Book Award, NCTE Notables, starred reviews, and more. She offers resources for educators and for children's writers at her online home: laurasalas.com Laura enjoys visiting schools and speaking at writing and literacy conferences around the country.


Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and you'll have access for two full months! Use it with your students freely during that time--no matter how many kids are in your building--physically or virtually.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have two months of unlimited access with your students (but please don't share your account information with others outside of your students).
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you try the Small Writes session and are unsatisfied with it, please contact us in the first 5 days and we will give you a full refund.

Ready to try writing with me? Enroll now! I can't wait to write with your students.

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