Episode 007: Poetry Slam
This show is all about introducing poetry slam into your curriculum to help build engagement with the wider world of poetry.
I share with you four simple steps to creating a slam poetry unit in your class (it’s a lot easier than you might think!)
1. Place students in committees to give them ownership over their own slam event. If you’d like to use my committee handout, I’m happy to send it along. Just put your e-mail in below to subscribe and I’ll send it to you.
2. Share slam clips with students and let them judge and discuss
3. Writing Workshops – focus on “memorable language” and “striking lines.” Find ten great writing prompts for these workshops and the slam clips connected to them right here.
4. Performance Workshops – let students practice speaking their poems and annotating them for performance.
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