In two of Barry Lane's books that we use in our Nevada workshops for teachers--Reviser's Toolbox
and 51 Wacky We-Search Reports
--Barry shares with the idea of "How to" poems. These are poems built from a series of verb phrases that, when read, show the writer's knowledge of how someone can be just like the topic of study.
"How to be Thomas Jefferson" and "How to be a human heart" are two of the examples Barry shares in his texts.
On the final night of our teacher workshop on revision, we all write a "How to be a Reviser" or a "How to Teach Revision" poem. Below, you will find some of the poems crafted by our teacher participants.