My mission is to foster poetry and science in the classroom. Feel free to use any of the materials below. 

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Classroom Guides

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Cross Curricular Materials

Help your students write poetry:

Poetry Ideas

Poem starters, plus poetry challenges for poets of all ages

National Council of Teachers of English Recommendations for using Joyce’s poetry in the classroom

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"Why I Write Poetry"

Joyce's article in School Library Journal

"Touching the World: the Importance of Teaching Poetry"

Joyce's article in Riverbank Review

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Interview by Mackin Educational Resources

Feature article from Star Tribune

Article about Joyce and her work in NCTE’s Language Arts journal

How Joyce works with her editor in NERAJ

Author Focus article on Bringing Books to Life! blog

No Water River interview and poem-reading video

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog interview & artwork

Class of 2K11 Newbery interview

Joyce accepts the Lee Bennett Hopkins award (video) 

Cybils Poetry Award interview

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