Poetry and Storytelling Café

Academics take turns as actors in an engaging poetry cafe. Elementary learners work in small groups to create original poems or stories addressing community issues and read their work in front of a live audience. Scholars also reflect upon the process with journal writing and group discussion. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for a local poet or author to speak to the class 
  • Have pupils participate in the process of creating the storytelling cafe, like making decorations 
Classroom Considerations
  • A  date, location, and audience for the storytelling cafe needs to be arranged beforehand 
  • Resource includes a rubric for easier grading 
  • The lesson provides an opportunity to involve family or the community in the learning process
  • None