Poetry slams have been the voice of the people since 1986. With no required rhyme or structure, slams allow unparalleled personal expression. Host a slam. Follow these simple instructions:
1 - Watch the video.
Grades are time stamped as follows: K 0:00-0:40; First Grade: 0:41-0:58; Second Grade: 1:00- 1:46; Third Grade: 1:47-5:40 Fourth Grade: 5:41-end.
2 -Encourage the children to reflect upon their personal feelings and experiences as they brainstorm.
3 - Give the students time to craft a poem. You can provide the "I Am Prompts" or allow them to choose. ( Prompts K/1: I am, I wonder, I hear, I see, I want, I am. Prompts 2/5: I am, I wonder, I hear, I see, I want, I pretend, I feel, I touch, I worry, I understand, I say, I dream, I hope, I am)
4 - Grab a roll of paper towels to act as the mic and enjoy the show!