How to Host an Open Mic Poetry Party

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Four steps to Open Mic Night! The location, invitations, supplies, and party favors are all part of the process in planning and hosting a fun-filled gathering where scholars read aloud an original poem or one by their favorite author. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • For those that do not wish to be on stage, give them the opportunity to record their reading either video or audio
  • Plan the function during the school day, invite other classes as well as family members 
  • Enlist the help of fellow teachers or parent volunteers to help with invitations, set up, and party favors  
Classroom Considerations

  • The time allotted reflects time for the party 
  • Planning a party may take several days or weeks depending on when and where you wish to have it 
Pros

  • Includes three activities to boost audience members' excitement 
  • Encourages writing poetry for fun 
Cons

  • None