Slam Poetry Close Reading Analysis Questions for Middle School and High School

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This was a great unit and I appreciate the detailed answer guide and the teacher explanation suggesting how to use the resource.
We had so much fun with this unit and my son even finished the unit by writing his own slam poem! It was a great unit.
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Add these Slam Poetry Comprehension and Analysis Questions for eighteen different spoken word poems so that you to have a variety of “go to” slam poems that are engaging, yet challenging for students. With a blend of comprehension, analysis, and response questions, with multiple choice and short answer formats, you can help students to be accurate and perceptive, analytical and connected audience members.

Complete with detailed answer keys, this no-prep resource is perfect for differentiation, extension, whole class modeling, small group activities, and test-prep!

Slam Poems Include:

★"Dear Santa"

★"Apartment on Austin"

★"Buffet Etiquette"

★"Why Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog"

★"Toothbrush to a Bicycle Tire"

★"Lebron James"



★"Totally Like Whatever, You Know?"

★"To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter"

★"If I Should Have a Daughter"

★"My Father's Coat"

★"Knock Knock"

★"Emergency Exit Row"

★"Look Up"


★"Tony Steinberg: Brave Seventh Grade Viking Warrior"

Click here to receive a guide full of my best tips for building slam poetry excitement in your classroom.


Here’s what you’ll receive in this resource:

Slam Poetry Question Worksheets and Answer Keys (36 Pages) so that you have questions for 18 clean and engaging slam poems.

Teacher Notes & Slam Poem Links (2 Pages) so that you can have everything you need ready-to-go!

This resource is helpful for:

★ Teachers who are looking to save time with ready-made resources.

★ Teachers who love using spoken word poetry in the classroom.


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