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Write On: poetry slam

Added 11 Aug 2017 | Updated 23 Aug 22

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Students write their own original poems expressing their thoughts on attitudes towards young people in today’s society. You could go one step further and have students perform their work in a poetry slam. 

The following resources are available to download to support the challenge:

• A toolkit for running a poetry slam in your school

• A scheme of work to integrate the task into lesson time. There are 12 lesson plans that could be used in English, tutor time, Citizenship or PSHE lessons plus supporting resources:

o Write On stimulus poems 

o Information about the four Write On poets

o “The Power of Music” PowerPoint presentation

o Poetic techniques card sort

o Poetic techniques definitions

o Poetry grid

o Storyboard template

These resources were created in partnership with the Author’s Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) for a competition we ran in 2012. 

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