Poetry can be quite intimidating for some intermediate English students. However, this Introduction to Poetry welcomes the reluctant but aspiring writers to look at different ways of expressing themselves by discussing the poetry of various professional writers. It encourages students to see and look differently at the world around them through examples of imagery, a moment in time or a single experience, laughter and the unexpected. The power point also includes a youtube video of Sarah Kay performing her poem "Hands".
There are also three activities at the end of the presentation which can be completed over 2-3 class periods. Enjoy!