Detailed Memories

Emotions Triggered by an Object or Event

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High school students are encouraged to incorporate sensory details in their writing in “Detailed Memories: Emotions Triggered by an Object or Event.” Shelley Savren’s lesson plan comes from Poetry Crossing: 50+ Lessons for 50 Years of California Poets in the Schools.

Shelley Savren’s poetry books are The Common Fire and The Wild Shine of Oranges. She holds a MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles, is an English Professor Emeritus at Oxnard College, and is California Poets in the Schools poet/teacher. Her new books, Welcome to Poetryland: A Guide to Teaching Poetry Writing to Young Children and The Forms of Things Unknown: A Guide to Teaching Poetry Writing to Teens and Adultsdocument Savren’s 40 years of teaching poetry.

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