Instructional Video

"For Estefani" poem by Aracelis Girmay

Aracelis Girmay reads her poem "For Estefani, Third Grade, Who Made Me A Card."

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After watching and discussing the animated video of Aracelis Girmay reading her poem, show the linked interview with Girmay
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the "There's a Poem for That" playlist
  • Suheir Hammad's poem "What I Will" that Girmay mentions in her interview is available on the internet
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • The animation captures the speaker's attempts to understand the word
Cons
  • None
Common Core