Slam Poetry Unit Plan--Middle-High School

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6th - 12th
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Push students to write, revise, and publish multiple slam poems with this packed Slam Poetry Unit. Lesson plans built around thematically-curated, school-appropriate slam poems will challenge students' notions of poetry AND identity, encouraging them to use their voice and powerful poetic techniques to speak up for what is right and tell their story.

The unit provides enough guidance, lesson plans, and materials for teachers to teach without hours of prep, while still leaving room for students to determine their own topics, audience, poetic devices to learn, and method of publication--choice that will create authentic learning tasks, as well as create a classroom culture that is student-led.

**Note - Save 20% by purchasing this unit within my 3-Unit Writing Unit Bundle! Check it out here and save.**

This unit consists of over 160 pages for a 3-4 week slam poetry unit, with the following break-down:

  • 35 pages of detailed lesson plans
  • 110 Slide Powerpoint
  • 19 pages of handouts for scaffolding and integrated assessment
  • Link to specially curated slam poetry videos, along with places online to find transcripts
  • Performance rubrics
  • Interactive poem rubrics

Each lesson plan includes:

  • CCSS Standards
  • Content Objectives
  • Language Objectives--especially useful for your Emergent Multilinguals (ELLs), but benefits all students
  • Mini-lesson--plan and slides
  • Work-time--plan and slides
  • Share-time--plan and slides
  • Ideas for formative assessment

Each day's slides includes:

  • Do Now
  • Objectives--both content and language
  • Visuals for mini-lesson
  • Sentence stems to aid student discussion

Skills include (but are not limited to):

  • What is poetry? What is slam poetry?
  • Identifying your own multi-dimensional identity
  • Writing beginnings to poems
  • Identifying poetic devices
  • Writing to include poetic devices
  • Writing endings to poems
  • Revising poems
  • Providing peer feedback
  • Performance techniques

SO excited to release this unit to you!

Note: This unit plan is a BUNDLE that includes:

I would love to see this unit plan put to good use. Your students will love watching and writing slam poetry--every year I have students begging for more.

Looking something smaller to put into your current poetry unit?

You might prefer my Slam Poetry MINI-Unit, found here! It includes 5 lesson plans taking students through writing and performing one slam poem and is designed to fit into a larger unit.

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Total Pages
166 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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