Elisabeth Norton
Author & Speaker

Poetry

My poems have been included in several anthologies for young readers. These poems, as well as the poems on my blog, are available for reprint. If you would like more information about licensing a poem for use in your project, please contact me.


Anthologies

My poetry for young readers has appeared in the following anthologies:

Things We Eat (Pomelo Books, 2022)

What is A Friend?: Poems about friendship for tweens (Pomelo Books, 2022)

IMPERFECT 2: Poems About Perspective, An Anthology for Middle Schoolers (History House, 2022)

10.10 Poetry Anthology (wee words for wee ones, 2021)


Books & Educational Projects

My published educational writing includes poetry, fiction and nonfiction books, scripts, educational curriculum and English Language Learning materials for young learners. 

Some of my projects and clients include:

Yeehoo / Phoenix Magazine (China)

Stories, story-related reading comprehension exercises, and poetry for school-aged English language learners.

Apex Editions (USA) 

Three HiLo (high interest level/low reading level) nonfiction titles (Sniffer Dogs, Deepest Divers, Smallest Species) for the US school and library market for publication in 2023. Written according to series style guidelines and to meet specified ATOS reading levels. Completed manuscripts included glossary, list of "To Learn More" resources, comprehension questions and bibliography.

Pearson Virtual Schools (USA)

Curriculum content for grades K-12. Topics: Computer Science and Communication.

Megastudy (South Korea)

Stories for the Elihigh English language learning program for beginning English language learners introducing specific letters of the alphabet and phonetic sounds. 

Kyowon (South Korea)

2021: 

  • Screenplay adaptations of classic fables. Written to specific criteria including the number of scenes and the  use of key words and phrases.


  • Multiple lessons in an English language learning curriculum for CEFR level A1 learners, written to specific educational criteria (key phrases, specific word-counts), including fiction and nonfiction texts, dialogues and monologues. Topics included: science, children around the world, caring for pets.



2020
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Several screenplay adaptations of classic fairy tales, including song lyrics. Written to specific criteria including number of scenes and the use of key words and phrases.

2018
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Two picture books (The Friendly Frog, John's Two Wishes) written to specific educational criteria (key word, phrases, word-count) for the Doyose series of books designed to teach English as a foreign language.

 

The Friendly Frog: The fish won't play with Freddie because he has legs, and the squirrels won't play with him because he comes from the pond. Freddie the frog finds an unlikely friend in a robot named Robbie.

 

John's Two Wishes: When John's friends make fun of him for crying, he wishes he would never cry again. Soon John realizes  his grandfather was right: when his wish came true, John gave up more than his tears.