Promising Practices - Spoken Word Poetry with Abigail Swetz

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Spoken Word Poetry w/ Abigail Swetz

Abigail Swetz

O'Keeffe Middle School

Spoken Word Poetry

Abigail teaches with spoken word poetry because she believes it’s important for students to be “on stage.” Unlike (competitive) “slam” poetry, Abigail’s students begin by creating a “found” poem. They create a “manifesto” similar to the popular “This I Believe” series, and present this non-fictional, autobiographical work to their peers. 



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