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  1. April is National Poetry Month!

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    March 31, 2014 by astephens2013

    Tomorrow is the start of A Poem a Day, a month-long celebration of poetry by Houston children. Each weekday we will send out a poem …
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  2. I Wonder

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    February 14, 2014 by witshouston

    Who knows when the rain is coming? What in the world are you doing? Where do birds go in winter? …
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  3. 5 Writers Tell Us How WITS Teaching Transformed Them: Susan Bernstein

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    March 25, 2013 by WITS Editor

    Susan Naomi Bernstein’s most recent book is Teaching Developmental Writing, Fourth Edition. Her articles on basic writing, social justice, and …
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  4. Black Rock Today

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    February 20, 2013 by witshouston

    Today I am a small, black, little thing, the size of a quarter. Today I am a rock with a …
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  5. Creative Writing Camp

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    February 7, 2013 by witshouston

    Registration is filling up quickly! Within the first 20 minutes of open registration, over 100 students enrolled in Creative Writing …
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  6. Dare to Dream Writing Contest

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    January 28, 2013 by witshouston

    The Dare to Dream … Change the World Annual Writing Contest for Kids aims to promote literacy, poetry writing, and nonfiction research …
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  7. With These Hands

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    December 17, 2012 by witshouston

    With these hands, I will meet a famous person and shake their hand. With these hands, I will pet cute …
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Writers in the Schools (WITS)


Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

The glory of WITS is best expressed by the students--in their own words -- so this blog features essays, stories, and poems that were created by K-12 students in our program. All material (c) Writers in the Schools 2007-2013. If you wish to republish this work, please credit both the organization and the author and link back to this site. This material may not be used in commercial ventures of any kind.

Supporting WITS will help bring the pleasure and power of reading and writing to more Houston children helping to improve writing skills, build confidence, raise test scores, and enhance creativity.

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