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Kids' Poetry Blogger Posts a Poem a Day to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Kids' Poetry Blogger Posts a Poem a Day to Celebrate National Poetry Month | Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night | Scoop.it

Greg Pincus is determined to introduce poetry to as many people as possible. That's why the poetry lover, library volunteer, and Los Angeles-based screenwriter is celebrating National Poetry Month by showcasing the unpublished works of 30 well-known children's poets on his blog, GottaBook.


Via Robin Illsley
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Introduce kids to poetry and help them to find ideas about how to create their own. 

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Amy Dean's comment, April 26, 2013 4:14 PM
I love this idea! The public library could create a program around this idea for National Poetry Month, and then kids can participate in a poetry slam at the end of the month!
QMP's comment, April 28, 2013 9:19 PM
A poetry slam didnt even cross my mind, but thats a great idea!

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[VIDEO] Why is it Dark at Night?

Have you ever wondered why you look up and see a dark sky at night? Help share science with the world: http://translate.minutephysics.com Subscribe to Minute...

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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A great topic to discuss with the more curious children, and very relevant to The Dark Emperor. However, this explanation would go way over their heads, so it would be best for a teacher to tackle this first, then put it in more simpler terms for the students. I have confidence that children can understand why it is dark at night, it is simply a matter of phrasing it that is understandable for them!

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How to Write Limerick Poems for Kids? | Write a Writing

How to Write Limerick Poems for Kids? | Write a Writing | Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night | Scoop.it
Learn how to write limerick poetry and the basic rules for getting the hang of limerick poem writing. ... Rules for Composing a Limerick Poem for Kids. First Group of a ... 2nd line: Who kept all his cash in a bucket.

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A step-by-step guide to help children write poems in the limerick style. Very easy to follow and broken down well.

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Sarah Sullivan's comment, April 24, 2013 9:20 PM
Great find! This really breaks down exactly how a limerick is constructed. I think any teacher or librarian who may not feel confident with this topic could use this as a refresher or a guide.
QMP's comment, April 28, 2013 9:16 PM
Thanks! I really enjoyed how easy it was to follow through everything, perfect for a poet writing beginner at any age!
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Kayan Loris, New Species of Primate Discovered with Toxic Bite

Kayan Loris, New Species of Primate Discovered with Toxic Bite | Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night | Scoop.it

U.S. biologists have discovered a new species of slow loris in the jungles of Borneo. Slow lorises are rare amongst primates for having a toxic bite, and are rated as Vulnerable / Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Slow lorises are a group of primates belonging to the genus Nycticebus, closely related to lemurs. These creatures can be found across South East Asia – from Bangladesh and China’s Yunnan province to the island of Borneo. They are omnivores, eating insects, small birds, reptiles, eggs, fruits, nectar and other vegetation.

They are recognized by their unique fur coloration on the body and face, yet while traits such as fur patterns are often used to distinguish between species; nocturnal species are cryptic in coloration and have less obvious external differences.


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A new nocturnal animal discovered in Borneo. 

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Sarah Sullivan's comment, April 24, 2013 9:24 PM
What a cutie! Shame we discover them, only to put them on the Vulnerable/Endangered list.
QMP's comment, April 28, 2013 9:18 PM
Sigh, unfortunately you are very correct. So many animals that we dont know about go extinct everyday because humans are so quick to destory their habitats. =/
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For Early Primates, a Night Was Filled With Color

For Early Primates, a Night Was Filled With Color | Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night | Scoop.it
A genetic examination of tarsiers indicates that the saucer-eyed primates developed three-color vision when they were still nocturnal.

 

A new study suggests that primates’ ability to see in three colors may not have evolved as a result of daytime living, as has long been thought. The findings, published in the journalProceedings of the Royal Society B, are based on a genetic examination oftarsiers, the nocturnal, saucer-eyed primates that long ago branched off from monkeys, apes and humans.

 

By analyzing the genes that encodephotopigments in the eyes of modern tarsiers, the researchers concluded that the last ancestor that all tarsiers had in common had highly acute three-color vision, much like that of modern-day primates.

 

Such vision would normally indicate a daytime lifestyle. But fossils show that the tarsier ancestor was also nocturnal, strongly suggesting that the ability to see in three colors somehow predated the shift to daytime living.

The coexistence of the two normally incompatible traits suggests that primates were able to function during twilight or bright moonlight for a time before making the transition to a fully diurnal existence.

 

“Today there is no mammal we know of that has trichromatic vision that lives during night,” said an author of the study, Nathaniel J. Dominy, associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth. “And if there’s a pattern that exists today, the safest thing to do is assume the same pattern existed in the past.

 

“We think that tarsiers may have been active under relatively bright light conditions at dark times of the day,” he added. “Very bright moonlight is bright enough for your cones to operate.”


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This is a great article about how the night time helped early primates to evolve the colored vision that we experience today.

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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees re...

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The Newbury Award winning book itself!

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QMP's comment, April 28, 2013 9:26 PM
Thanks for the comments! I did indeed find everything through scoopit, but it was also really difficult for me too. I think the fact that my topic is broad certainly helped, but I did use many keywords as well, and had to be really specific in my searches. Even then, I had to go through a lot of posts to find these! As far as other poem reccomendations go that are relevant to this book, I picked up a good book this week from our readings called ‘The House of Boo’ by J. Patrick Lewis. Very spooky and fun!
Kim Rowley's comment, April 28, 2013 10:12 PM
Thanks for your feedback Quinn! I had a difficult time finding anything relevant through this site so kudos!
Amy Dean's comment, April 29, 2013 7:32 PM
Thanks for giving some insight into re-scooping, Quinn! I didn't really find anything I loved using the suggested content feature, so specific searches will be what I try next.
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Kids' Poetry Blogger Posts a Poem a Day to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Kids' Poetry Blogger Posts a Poem a Day to Celebrate National Poetry Month | Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night | Scoop.it

Greg Pincus is determined to introduce poetry to as many people as possible. That's why the poetry lover, library volunteer, and Los Angeles-based screenwriter is celebrating National Poetry Month by showcasing the unpublished works of 30 well-known children's poets on his blog, GottaBook.


Via Robin Illsley
QMP's insight:

Introduce kids to poetry and help them to find ideas about how to create their own. 

more...
Amy Dean's comment, April 26, 2013 4:14 PM
I love this idea! The public library could create a program around this idea for National Poetry Month, and then kids can participate in a poetry slam at the end of the month!
QMP's comment, April 28, 2013 9:19 PM
A poetry slam didnt even cross my mind, but thats a great idea!
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The Darkness Inside: a night soundscape.

The Darkness Inside: a night soundscape. | Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night | Scoop.it

The Darkness Inside is the latest post from Sounds Like Noise. This eerie soundscape is composed from modified field recordings of nocturnal animals found in northern New South Wales, Australia. Quite spooky!


Via Cheryl Tipp
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This soundtrack is a great way to set the mood for reading aloud night time related books to children.

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Courtney Davis's comment, April 25, 2013 4:47 PM
I love the idea of creating a "reading ambiance" for reading and sharing stories with children. This is also a pretty cool website in and of itself - I'm curious, how did you find it?
QMP's comment, April 28, 2013 9:21 PM
I was very specific in my search. I think I typed something like ‘night time’ into the search engine, then had to fight my way through a bunch of non relevant scoops to get to this. But totally worth it!
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How Poetry Can Help Fiction Writers

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"The art of story telling through poetry is nothing new. The Greeks told stories both to preserve their culture and entertain, and later generations used oral storytelling often set to music or even told poetically through meter and rhyme. The poem-like format of these stories assured that the tale stayed in both the mind of the speaker and of those in his audience."


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A very helpful article about how to use poetry in order to write your own fictional tales. Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night is sure to inspire many of its readers to give poetry and fictional writing a shot.

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Courtney Davis's comment, April 25, 2013 4:49 PM
The idea of using poetry as a "gateway" to other kinds of writing is really neat! Have you heard of Stephen Fry's "The Ode Less Traveled"? It's written for an adult audience, but it has a lot of fun poetry exercises to try.
Gregg Morris's comment, April 25, 2013 10:44 PM
I have heard of it but haven't read it.Will do so now given what you said about it!