Language Objective: I will identify key arguments and traits of Spoken Word Poetry and perform someone else's poem with my group.
Essential Question: What is spoken word poetry. how does it work and how can you create your own spoken word poem?
Poem of the Day: Letter to a Playground Bully by Andrea Gibson
1. Take 10 minutes to practice performing your poem. Make sure everyone in your group participates. Use this Poetry Performance Reflection to decide on how you are performing your poem.
"Like Lily, Like Wilson" - Taylor Mali
"Miracle Workers" - Taylor Mali
"Undivided Attention" - Taylor Mali
"Alone" - Maya Angelou
"Labeling Keys" - Taylor Mali
2. Perform your poem
3. Fill out the Reflection (take notes in your GoogleDoc) and self-assess your performance.
4. Make a list of 10 things you should have learned by now.
Use this list and your 10 things you know to be true list from last time to generate ideas for your poem.
5. Begin drafting your poem. You may work on and perform your poem individually or in a group of up to three people. Make sure your poem in some way ties in with your personal prototype.
- Poetry Performance Reflection Notes
- Spoken Word Poetry rough draft