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Struttin' With Some Barbecue: Make a rhythmic poem with the author
With the author, students will write a poem using a familiar rhythmic poem as a model. We'll explore rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, repetition, and more; after hearing a brief lively reading of an early jazz poem. The students will go away with a fun assignment to listen to their favorite music, absorb the rhythm, and write along those lines.
The students will be encouraged, afterwards, to listen to their favorite music, or their choice of rhythmic music (rap, pop, classical, be-bop, early jazz, Mo-town, etc.) until it's under their skin, in their bones, then write a story/poem (perhaps about the musician who makes that music or a topic set in the era of the music) of their own. And to have fun!
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Patricia Hruby Powell, formerly a dancer, storyteller, and librarian, is the author of four Junior Library Guild Selections. “Your modeled lessons will help me in my future writing classes.” “You are a dynamic speaker.” “Your energy and creativity lifted us.”Visit profile and see all programs