Check it out!

Follow the link below and listen to authors read their poems aloud.

  • What do you notice about how they are reading.
  • Do all of the poems rhyme?
  • What was your favorite poem? Why?


How to perform poetry. Share with your group what you learned after you watch the video below.

5 Tips for Poetry Performance: Doing Poetry Right with Renee M. LaTulippe

With your partner

Choose 4 poems from EPIC!

Practice those poems by yourself and with your partner.

Use hand gestures, faces, body language, and voice tones to emphasize important parts of the poem.

(Watch Mrs. Franco's video and Mrs. Tucker's video.)

Have your partner video you (with your iPad) while you read aloud.

Then, video your partner as they read.

Let your teacher view the video when you finish.

Read clearly and loudly. Remember to follow the BEAT of the poem.

The BEAT of the poem is the rhythm that you feel when you read the poem.

Have you written your own poems?

People often write poems because they were inspired to do something.

Discuss the following questions in your group. Choose one person from your group to write your answers on the white boards at the front of the room.

What does it mean to be inspired?

Have you ever been inspired to do something?

What are some things that inspire you?

These things inspire Mrs. Tucker

  • Music
  • Nature
  • Pictures
  • Art

These things inspire Mrs. Wiley

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Nature Walks
  • Drawing
  • Animals/Pets

Want to publish your work?

What does it mean to publish something?

Research that!?

Can ANYONE publish their work?

Are you interested in publishing your work?

Check out this link....