I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.
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18 thoughts on “Bedtime Stories”
Sweet little moment inspired by reading. Doesn’t get better than that!
Bedtime stories! Yay!
Bedtime stories are probably one of the things I miss most about my kids be younger — that and Disney movies. There’s something about cuddling together to read book after book that just stays with you. Enjoy! The way you wrapped the heart of the poem inside repeating lines really adds to the power of the message.
The best part is when they say, “One more?” and we do just that!
This gust of windy words
escapes me –
my throat dry from the release.
Each finger following the pictures,
words now silent
but stories … alive.
The use of repetition gave me the sense of being tucked in.
I’m so glad my poem created that sentiment. Your comment made me smile. Thanks.
I can’t believe Kevin has already been here and stolen a line and even recorded his poem. Does he ever sleep?
I love this little peek into the nighttime routine. We were a family that believed in reading at bedtime. Such a special time. Embrace it while it lasts.
What a treasure that poem was to wake up to today! (It is freezing cold and über windy.) As for sleep, I have a feeling he gets the bare minimum. 🙂
What a comfy way to end the day! Love the repetition.
Funny how few words can speak volumes . . . you captured a special moment!
Beautiful! We read every night too. It will be fun with Tommy can read back. 🙂
I adore repetition and your use here was masterful. Your descriptive word choice framed the scene.
Okay…so I am now officially missing those days when I was not an empty nester!
So nice to be inside with bedtime reading with that wind gusting outside, Stacey. I can imagine a little drawing with your poem.
I miss bedtime stories. My daughter took after me and preferred to read books herself pretty quickly. It was too slow to listen to someone else read aloud.
What lovely bedtime rituals. Your poem reminded me of my bedtime rituals when I was young. Thank you!
Love this poem, Stacey! Bedtime stories were a special time at our house. Enjoy every moment.