Spoken Word Assignment

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6th - 8th
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Spoken Word Assignment | PDF & Digital: Use this assignment to help students plan, write and present their own spoken word poem. Spoken word is an engaging way to bring public speaking and authentic writing into the classroom. These poems are an engaging way to get students to write and share their thoughts and opinions. This assignment is found in these units 6th Grade Poetry Unit, 7th Grade Poetry Unit, and 8th Grade Poetry Unit.

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This assignment contains:

  1. Unit overview
  2. Daily lesson plans
  3. Writing process graphic organizers
  4. Spoken word video examples (must have reliable internet to access)
  5. Assignment sheet
  6. Editing sheet
  7. Assessment criteria
  8. Individual PDFs for Google Classroom
  9. Google Slides for 1:1 technology schools

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  1. “Worked well in my classroom!”
  2. “A fabulous first assignment for drama class.”
  3. “Absolutely love the activities that build-up to the final task. I am using it for speaking and listening skills as well as for drama.”
Total Pages
35 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.


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