BOOK: Luna, Luna: Creative Writing Ideas from Spanish, Latin American, and Latino Literature: Edited by Julio Marzán

Teachers & Writers Collaborative  “Best Seller”   

“A must-have for any educator interested in cultural literacy.” –Ms. Jennifer Marglin, reviewing in Amazon

“This book should be part of any school’s library of material for those who would nourish the minds of their gifted students, bi-lingual or otherwise.”—Stephanie Tolan, poet, playwright and novelist as well as a consultant on the needs of highly gifted children and a Contributing Editor of the Roeper Review, cited from CBS’ Business Network review .

In these 21 lively essays, teachers and writers tell how they have used Spanish, Latin American, and Latino literature to inspire their students to create their own poems and stories. The literary models are drawn from both Spain and the Americas, and range from such early 20th century masters as Federico García Lorca and Pablo Neruda to contemporary writers like Sandra Cisneros. Among the distinguished contributors are Julia Alvarez, Martin Espada, and Naomi Shihab Nye.  Also read how teachers used Luna, Luna : The Magic Spellbook by Kristin Prevallet and Bilingual Poetry Workshop by Kenneth Koch


     4.67 of 5 stars 4.67  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  1 review

Deb rated it 5 of 5 stars I loved the poems and stories that introduced the various exercises and the results they produced in the students.

Andréa Santos rated it 5 of 5 stars /  Shelves: professional, latino-literature

Anna rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: All teachers of Spanish / Shelves: spanish-literature, pedagogy, teaching, writing-instruction

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