This unit begins with an activity to model the “I notice” method with Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”. For the second activity, teachers should select contemporary poems that allow for a variety of the four levels of Poetry to be thoroughly noticed. Attached is a student sample Poem Level Meter for “Let Evening Come” by Jane Kenyon, and three other poems from the Academy of American Poets are suggested.
Even though I incorporate poetry in my instruction throughout the year, whenever I teach my poetry unit, students always seem to moan and groan. It seems as if many students don’t like poetry, so I end my poetry unit with a fun poetry project that students love: Blackout Poetry.
Interested in using slam poetry examples in your classroom, but not sure which poem would best? I’ve got you. Slam poetry is a little bit of an obsession of mine, and as a teacher that has taught grades 6-12 ELA, I’m always scrolling through slam poems to find ones that are both inspiring, awesome, and appropriateContinue reading 25+ Slam Poems Appropriate for Middle School and High School
English teachers, I've curated a unique list of 40 of my favorite classroom-friendly slam poems (each by a different slam poet) so that you don't have to spend hours looking for the best slam poetry examples. From inspiring to humorous to heavy poems, this is a one-stop-shop for your next slam poetry unit!
An in-depth write your own slam poem lesson plan you can easily use in the classroom.