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Some Ways to Respond to a Poem


POETRY AS A PERFORMANCE

The next time you invite your students to perform poetry you might consider some of the following ideas to spark their thoughts:


Combining poetry and music to add to the atmosphere the words convey.

Adding artwork or designing props to accompany the presentation.

Adding sound effects.

Adding movements, gestures to the performance.

Use a choral reading technique where multiple and solo voices are used to present different parts of the poem.

Presenting poems that require several individual voices.

Video the reading of the poem against an artistic backdrop or series of drawings and paintings created by students.

Record using an app like Soundcloud (free!)



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