There are many ways to approach writing a poem. Sometimes poets elect to take on the voice of another in their writing. In this session, we will learn the basics of persona poetry. Students will watch and read examples of this poetry sub-genre and even write their own persona poems!
4. Poetry Comics (Gr. 4-8) - Are you a poet who dreams in super-heroes and comic book characters? Learn to make your poems into a comic! Students will write a 6 line poem based on routine and turn it into a comic book/mini zine. Students will learn a basic mini-zine fold, poetry composition, and some drawing skills and should walk out with a completed poetry comic.
5. Where I'm From (Gr. K-5) - In this introductory workshop, students will examine George Ella Lyon’s famous poem "Where I’m From". They will explore the things in life that are unique to them. Using a template, students will then construct their own "Where I’m From" poem.
6. Beneath the Veil (Gr. 6-12) - Students will watch poems that exploring cultural heritage. They will be assigned one of three writing prompts in the persona, form, and letter formats. After, students will share their work & discuss their experiences during the process.
7. Intro Assembly - Mckendy will open up the morning with a brief introduction to poetry slam and a 20 minute performance. There will be a brief Q&A after. (Assembly length can be adjusted based on school needs.)
8. Family Event - After school, join Mckendy for a special workshop on writing collaborative poetry. We will look at various poetry forms & template used to write multi-voice poems. Students & parents are invited to participate. After the workshop, we will host a music & poetry open mic.
9. Teacher Workshop - Slam is one of today’s most exciting ways to introduce poetry to students. This progressive performance based art deals with a wide array of topics. In this 90 minute workshop, learn which resources are the most efficient for bringing slam poetry to students. Teachers will be provided with text, video, and audio of several school appropriate performance poems. To register for our Plymouth workshop on 1/13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., click here.
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