A PowerPoint with explanation and 10 well-chosen, powerful (embedded video) examples of teenagers who have competed with these selections nationally (and won). Variety of poetry content and individual styles. Some are individual; some group performances. I also made a scoring rubric (included) for students to use as they critically view these performances. How would they rate them in specific categories and why? Perfect for discussion and for getting students ready to start their own performance poetry.
I position this unit after we study Imagism, The Confessional poets and then the Beat Poets. (See my materials for these units).