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Tonya Kelly, M.Ed

Poetry Rap Slam

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Writing, English Language Arts, Speech

Student Instructions

Parts of a Poem | Elements of Poetry | Poetry for Beginners watch video https://youtu.be/6R49IH6Id3c 1. add response 2. use label to write words or phrases to complete the lines on the first slide 3. second slide students will rewrite their stanza and create a title to their poem 4. use mic to record yourself reading your stanza and clap the rhythm. 4. check work and upload activity to journal vocabulary words stanza - A group of lines that are together is called a stanza. line - A line is one line in a poem Have fun!!!

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Writing a rap can be a useful resource in helping to teach children poetry. Rap incorporates music and allows kids to write poetry through song. Teaching children through the rap style can nurture an appreciation of poetry in children and make your lesson more appealing. Students can practice reading their rap and clap the rhythm. Focus on proper expression, timing, volume, speed, and rhythm of the rap. This should engage the whole class and draw them into the poetry. Then ask them to write their own rap!

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