Student Poetry SLAM
Eighth graders listen to different types of poetry. In this language arts lesson, 8th graders showcase their work in a poetry SLAM.
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Poetry from prose: A different kind of "book report"
Why have your writers analyze the themes in literature in boring prose when you can have them practice their creativity and writing skills by producing an explication of a novel’s theme through verse? Start by explaining different types...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to the Poetry Unit
Students explore, analyze and interpret one form of poetry writing called Poetry Slam. They hear several examples of unexpected poetry and view a video of "Slam Nation." The books, "Hey You! C'mere: A Poetry Slam," by Elizabeth Swados...
6th - 8th English Language Arts