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Wednesday, August 16 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Slam Poetry as a Tool for Close Reading and Student Voice

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Students spend a great deal of time practicing structured writing, but little instructional time finding their own voice. Performance, or “slam,” poetry offers an alternative. Short and easily "digestible," poems provide opportunities for close, active reading and templates upon which students can create their own art. In preparing slam poetry, students consider the impact of a single word, a pause, a mark of punctuation and how those choices will let their true voices be heard.

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Daniel Mancoff

Language Arts Teacher/Department Head, Snoqualmie School District
I have been teaching high school English/Language Arts for 18 years, 16 in the Chicago suburbs and the last two in Snoqualmie. During that time, I've taught all secondary grades and levels, 9-12, regular, honors, and AP. I've also sponsored digital publications and worked as a... Read More →

Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm

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