Objective: Students will be able to identify one major theme in their life; and vocalize their feelings in an original spoken word poem
Time: 90 min
- Students Journals
- Computers for Adobe Spark (Adobe Spark only works with Apple products. Students need a quiet place to record their poem)
- Now is the time for students to tell their story. Remind students that their is much more behind a picture. Brainstorm themes that students believe apply to their lives. (Peace, Love, Wisdom, Justice, Freedom, Renewal, Evolving, Unity, Potential, Truth, Perspective, life & Death) Students can also add to this list.
- Create a “Theme Web.” Write down key events that have happened in your life that bring you to write using this theme in mind.
- Pick an issue, or life changing event that has somehow impacted your your life in way that your story might encourage the next person to tell their story.
- Conduct a writing workshop in class where students will begin writing their poems. Students must have a title, use repetition, 4 examples of figurative language, and must have a minimum of 20 lines. Students poem can be from the perspective of a person or an objective that is tangible or intangible.
- Students must also show a change in tone utilizing how they seen themselves at the beginning of this unit when they created their collage.
- Organize a Poetry Slam for students who want to share their poems in class
- Students will then use Adobe Spark to record their Spoken Word Poems
- Students will use their creativity to imbed their 5 pictures within their Adobe Spark piece and include 3 other pictures for a total of 8 pictures from their phone or from the internet to help visually tell their stories.