What are some good topics for slam poetry?

So here are 11 more ideas you can use for slam poem topics…

  • ​1) Write a poem about dating.
  • ​4) Write a poem about how you are completely like, yet totally different than, someone.
  • ​7) Write a poem about how common sense isn’t that common!
  • ​10) Write a poem that is a response to something.

What is the best slam poetry?

Best Slam Poetry: 5 Top Works from Master Slam Poets

  • “What Teachers Make” by Taylor Mali.
  • “Falling in Like” by Erik Ott (Big Poppa E)
  • “Pursuit of Happyness” by Ed Mabrey.
  • “Dear Straight People” by Denice Frohman.
  • “Last Love” by Rachel McKibbens.

Does a slam poem have to rhyme?

The form: Your poem doesn’t have to have a set rhythm or rhyme scheme, but many poems repeat sounds (alliteration, internal rhyme, consonance, assonance) to make the poem more interesting. Slam poems are usually free verse, but they can use line breaks and punctuation for emphasis just like traditional poems.

What should I write my poem about?

The Best Writing Prompts For Poets

  • The day a child was born.
  • The day your faith was shaken.
  • The day you made a decision to give up something or someone you love.
  • The day you were turned down.
  • The day your hope was restored.
  • The day you lost a loved one.
  • A day you laughed through tears.
  • A day someone surprised you with kindness.

How do you structure a slam poem?

Parts of the poem might rhyme, particularly if the poet wants to draw attention to that section, but some slam poets don’t rhyme at all. Slam poems also don’t follow any particular structure, as far as line or stanza length. This type of poetry is meant to be performed and listened to, not read off a page.

How do you plan a slam poem?

A good strategy to organize a poetry slam at your school is to identify a student or a group of students (SLAM Club) that will work with you the Advisor and/or Coach to make the slam happen. Empower this group to take the lead in coordinating, marketing, and producing the performance.

What makes a great slam poetry idea?

Great slam poetry ideas are interesting, personally meaningful, and story-driven. Create opportunities for student-centered talk, analysis, and response to slam poetry. Slam poetry ideas for students’ own writing will generate organically as students explore. The beauty of slam poetry is that it is a visual, verbal feast.

What age is appropriate for a slam poetry lesson?

If you want ideas for how to use them, check out my introduction to slam poetry lesson plan here. The lesson could be appropriate for all ages.

What are some poems with puns in them?

TEDTalk One is a poem with number puns, and the other two are inspiring poems about the world. Great for teaching personification and alliteration White student examining his own privilege. Words for “White Boy Privilege”

Is slam poetry appropriate for grade 6-12?

Slam poetry is a little bit of an obsession of mine, and as a teacher that has taught grades 6-12 ELA, I’m always scrolling through slam poems to find ones that are both inspiring, awesome, and appropriate for the age group. It’s hard to keep track of which ones are and which ones aren’t, so FINALLY, here’s a list of ones that are tried and true.