For the last several writing sessions with Monhegan we have been working on writing poetry. Now that each student has a collection of original poetry, it's time to slam!
Today we met with Monhegan and began working on how to perform our poems. To get ideas about how to perform a piece of poetry, we watched four YouTube videos of different aged students from around the country performing their original poetry.
Some ideas that were generated from the videos:
- Perform poetry with more than one person.
- Get into it! Show some emotion!
- Use your body to express the poem.
- Change the tempo of your speaking.
|Here students from Monhegan and the Ashley Bryan school work on some ideas for performing one of their poems.|
|Here two students from the Ashley Bryan School work on one of their poems.|
|After practicing, we shared our ideas for performance. This student from Monhegan and....|
|this student from the Ashley Bryan School performed a poem together.|
Pretty fun stuff!