Wham! It's a Poetry Jam

Wham! It's a Poetry Jam


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Take a wild ride with poet Sara Holbrook as she guides young writers in performing their poetry with style and pizzazz. With enthusiasm and a touch of irreverence, Ms. Holbrook, a performance poet herself, explains how to use voice, rhythm, attitude, movement, and other techniques to perform poetry in a group, duo, or solo. More than thirty poems are included for young readers to practice, as well as instructions for putting on a poetry jam at school or in the community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563979989
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Sara Holbrook is the author of Nothing's the End of the World, The Dog Ate My Homework, I Never Said I Wasn't Difficult, Am I Naturally This Crazy?, Which Way to the Dragon!, and Walking on the Boundaries of Change, all published by Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press. She lives in Mentor, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Twist and Shout--Get Your Poetry Out
Toot Your Own Horn11
Call and Response--a Class Act12
Playing Catch with Words14
You've Got Rhythm15
Up and at 'Em17
Voice Your Attitude20
You Are Entitled to Your Point of View22
Set Poetry in Motion24
Two's Good Company, but a Crowd Is Loud26
Going Solo28
Developing a Split Personality32
Two Characters in One35
Get Ready to Wham
A Word (or Two) About Contests37
Ready, Set, Perform
Creating Poems for Multiple Voices42
Merging Unlike Poems45
Perform On48
The Final Act54
A Note to Poetry Jam Coordinators55

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