Poetry Out Loud

One of my favorite activities at the end of the year is to embody poetry with my students, specifically with "Oh, the Places You Will Go"! I love digging into words and bringing poetry to life (even if just with your voice). This is a fun way to engage students at the end of a long school year. 

Poetry Out Loud can be used with any poem throughout the school year. The process utilizes the theatre technique of scoring the text- making meaning, exploring choices, and then making marks in the text. Poetry Out Loud connects the meaning of the text to vocal traits in order to bring the poem to life. The focus of Poetry Out Loud is the process but creates a fun and unique product to share with families and other classes. 

The free resource walks teachers through the process of creating a fun and engaging learning experience, even for those that aren't performers or may be reluctant to dip their toes in the water! 
The easy to use Poetry Our Loud Menu helps students understand how a line or keyword may be performed to match the meaning and context. 

The focus of Poetry Out Loud is to deconstruct and re-construct the poem by marking up the text in order to make meaning and then, select and rehearse vocal choices for performance. This simple lesson will hit numerous literacy and drama skills- a perfect arts integration lesson too!