Fernando Salinas

Fernando Salinas


• Effective application; simile, metaphor, personification, etc.
• Free Form verse/prose poetry; craft vs. inspiration
• Emphasis: creativity, imagination, and intellectual curiosity
• Raising awareness of the Power of the Literary Art form


• Culturally Diverse poetry lessons
• Development and adaptation of presentation styles to demonstrate confidence
• Performance poetry lessons

About Fernando

• MFA Creative Writing; Ventura College -Adjunct English Professor
• Elem-College Writing, Recitation, Perf Teacher 10+ yrs
• CA Poets in the Schools, Coordinator; Master Poet/Educator
• Theater, Stage, Film, and Performing Artist
• VCAC Director of Literary Arts Programs

California Arts Standards

• Anchor Standards for Reading: Key Ideas and Details-Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and make logical inferences
• Craft and Structure-Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative and figurative meanings
• Integration of Knowledge and Ideas-Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media