Become a Slam Poet in Five Steps

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Teach your class five straightforward steps to help them work on their slam poetry. Beautifully illustrated, the video will catch the attention of your pupils and inspire them to compose their own work. After each step is explained, a sample poem is modified and read out loud. The narrator ends with a recap of the five steps. Check out the additional materials and features in the toolbar to the right of the page.

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  • This is only an introduction; class members will most likely need more instruction and examples before writing their own slam poems