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The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast | ELA

Nov 21, 2023

When it comes to an engaging poetry unit, I believe the #1 building block is performance. There's something about watching contemporary poets stand up and deliver their work that is undeniably engaging.

Kids might hate the piece they see performed. They might love it.

They might feel their skin crawl watching it because they think the poet is so awkward... or get goosebumps because it so exactly describes their own experience.

But whether they love it or they hate it, in my experience, they're INTO it. They're THERE for it. And they love debating about it.

So today on the podcast, I want to talk about performance poetry, and how to use it in your classroom. By the end of this episode, you'll walk away with my favorite clips, lesson ideas, and classroom event possibilities.

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