Reflection: Modeling Poetry Slam - Section 1: Starter


Again today I embrace the performance aspect of teaching an ELA class.  Words have the power to move both the author and the audience; however it is up to us to show students what that looks like.

I have to ignore that inner voice telling me I'm being ridiculous when I stand up to perform my poem.  I want students to see me swept away by my words, getting excited about who I am.

I do this because I don't want my students be afraid to try this themselves.  Even if they only really emote one line of their poem, I want them to feel an inkling of the power that their words can have on an audience.

  Give it your all!
  Modeling: Give it your all!
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Poetry Slam

Unit 19: The Last Week of School
Lesson 4 of 4

Objective: SWBAT adapt their speech styles by performing original poetry to the class.

Big Idea: Tell us who you are!

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